Artist Trading Cards with Embossing Powders

Hey Gang! Martina here with you today sharing a step by step process of a set of Artist Trading Cards (ATC).

I recently discovered these fun little cards as a great playground! They are really quick to create and give you so many opportunities to try new combinations and techniques on limited space!


Today’s set of ATCs is created on three 3″x4″ pieces of leftover cardboard.

To start I have been grabbing following products:

as well as white Gesso and Crackle Paste.


I have prepared the ATCs with a thin layer of white Gesso before applying the Crackle Paste. Since the Crackle Paste is super smooth it applies through the stencil like butter!


As soon as the Crackle Paste has been applied, I started to add Embossing Powder to the wet paste. I started with the lightest one, applied some, tapped the excess powder off and moved on to the next colour. Like this, I have applied all three colours of Embossing Powder to the wet Crackle Paste.


After the Paste has been dried completely, I have heat embossed the Powder that stuck to the paste.

Can you see all the gorgeous texture? I just love it!


When all the ATCs have been heat embossed, I have coloured them with Flat Fabio Sprays in the same colours as the Embossing Powders I have used in the step before.


As usual, I have started with the lightest colour and moved slowly to the darker ones.


And again – Isn’t that texture amazing?!


To start the decorating, I have glued a die-cut to each of the ATCs and wrapped some coloured thread around them.  I have been trying to keep them similar but individual at the same time throughout the whole process of creating.


As finishing touches, I have coloured some cardstock with the Flat Fabio Sprays and cut some Mandala dies from them to glue on top of the thread.


And last but not least, I have glued word stickers and sequins down before adding Glitzy Splatters.


Lindy’s Products

I have been using the following Lindy’s products:

Other products

  • White Gesso, Crackle Paste, Alexandra Renke Dies, Thread and Tim Holtz Stickers.


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!

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