Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Artist Trading Card 1 I love Paris

I put forth the time to start my ATC collection. Artist Trading Cards are a hot commodity amongst artist in many different mediums. They are mini pieces of art that are 2 X 3 inches. They are to be traded not sold. Some artists use them as business cards. Others collect them like priceless baseball cards. Many trade them with other artists that they meet at shows and classes. I wanted to experiment with them because they are small and they are great for using up scraps.

This first card is called "I love Paris". This ATC is made from the fabric paper that I made last year. This is a Beryl Taylor technique and a favorite of mine. The paper was then embellished with stamps, and foil. The small collage is from Art Chix. I love their small collages as they are usually an artwork in themselves. A plastic bag heart piece was added. The entire ATC was stitched with gold thread!


  1. Its stunning card design.....thanks for sharing.!!!!!!!
    Plastic card printing

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I appreciate your interest in my blog!