Posted: July 13th, 2021 by

Cheshire Cat Stamp | ATC Swap

Good Evening! We are back with some fantastic inspiration from Jane this evening, some fabulous CHESHIRE CAT stamp ATC s [from our Alice in Wonderland collection]…

Hello, it’s time for my latest Visible Image Design Team project. Today I am sharing my latest Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) made for the current July swap over in our Facebook group. If you like trading ATCs I highly recommend you come over and join us as I will be launching the August swap in the next few weeks!

So far 63 Visible Image fans Worldwide have taken part. Some of the design team (including myself) and even Helen and Mark Alexander (Mr and Mrs Visible Image) have also taken part. The theme this month is “feeling hot, hot, hot” so I wanted to see hot colours, perhaps summer but it could even have a flames theme to it. For my own ATCs (the swap is for 1 ATC but I always make 4 as I also keep one, give one to my granddaughter and swap one elsewhere), I decided to use shades of orange and yellow for my hot colours and I thought it fun to make a “hot” Cheshire cat. Yes my imagination really does run wild at times. I also wanted to stamp the words hot, hot, hot as there  is a song by that name. Does anyone else remember the 1980s song, “Feeling hot, hot, hot by Arrow? I even listened to it on You Tube as I sat in my studio and made my ATCs!

I worked with these 2 stamp sets:

The Cheshire Cat (I just love this set, he is the most gorgeous Wonderland cat)

cheshire cat stamp | wonderland | clear | rubber

and the Alphabetical stamp set (to stamp my words)

alphabet stamp set | clear | rubber

To make my “hot” background I got out my mustard seed and crackling campfire distress stains, and my squeezed lemonade oxide sprays, and made this background. I used heavyweight smooth card.  Obviously I added some water too and allowed the inks to move and the oxidation to occur.

distress oxide + spray stains background

I then cut four 3 1/2 by 2 1/2″ ATCs from this piece of card.

I like to make all 4 of my ATCs slightly different but staying within a main design.

I stamped the fun fishbone from the The Cheshire Cat set and the word “hot” from Alphabetical using archival inks.

There is also a circle in Alphabetical and I used this as a sun.

I stamped, coloured with Zig pens and cut out 4 Cheshire cats

I then positioned my Cheshire cats and trimmed their tails.

The final touch was some Glossy accents to the eyes and teeth.

These photos above are a little dark as they were taken as I made them in shade of my studio.

So here they are finished and photographed in daylight;

With a close up of each

and one final shot

cheshire cat ATC | visible image stamps

I think Mr Cheshire cat is feeling Hot Hot Hot under all that fur!

These were such fun to make and I am already looking forward to organizing the August swap.

It would be lovely to see you over in the friendly Facebook group. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity. You will also be able to join in with the monthly ATC swap.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x

We adore these Cheshire Cat stamp ATC s! He looks fabulous in those hot colours! Thank you for your fantastic tutorial Jane ♡

We also want to share with you another fabulous cat themed card by Jane, this time featuring our Curious Cat stamp!

That face and those eyes!!!!

It’s such a great set of stamps for anyone who loves cats!

cat face stamp | cats | clear | rubber

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We’ll be back here on the blog tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration!

Hope you have a really nice evening.

Helen & Mark xx


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