Butterfly Stamps | Artist Trading Coins

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with some fabulous Artist Trading Coins featuring our awesome grungy butterfly stamps…


It is time for my Monday Visible Design team inspiration and today I am sharing something that has become a huge pleasure to me over the last few months.. making artist trading coins. I am a member of a Facebook group where we swap our makes. It is such fun seeing other people’s art and sharing mine. A lot of crafters find the idea of making these rather intimidating, so I hope to show in this post that they are quick and fun to make. For those who are not aware of them, artist trading coins are the coin version of artist trading cards (ATCs). Cards are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and coins are 2 1/2 ” in diameter. They are made to be swapped, never sold, and can be made in limited editions. I tend to make 3 in my editions.

For my coins today I used the gorgeous Wings of Change stamp set:



I used some acrylic inks to make a background and die cut several 2 1/2″ circles. I used 3 of them.
I stamped on the word “transform”first.



I  added glossy accents to some medium butterflies I had stamped onto some left over Brushos inky mop up card.



Once they were dry I cut them out.


I also stamped 2 tiny butterflies directly onto each coin and filled some of the circles on the sentiment with Glossy Accents.

I then stuck on my medium sized butterflies and added a little wilted violet distress ink to finish them off.


Here they are:

coin 1/3



Coin 2/3



and coin 3/3




Here they are together..




and 1 last photo..


Thanks so much for stopping by. I really hope you might feel confident in making and swapping your own artist trading coins.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x





We love these coins Jane.. they are so summery and gorgeous! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Metamorphosis | Butterfly Stamps | Visible Image

Hello! Wow it is over a month since we blogged last.. so sorry for neglecting you! Sometimes life just gets in the way and something has to give.. but, we are back and we have so much inspiration to share with you over the coming days and weeks! Pauline Butcher is kicking things off with a gorgeous card featuring our new Butterfly stamps, Visible Image style…

Hellooo,
 
It’s time for me to share something I’ve created using the Wings of Change stamp set and the Fibres stencil.





My background was a piece of white card, with the brightest colours of Distress re-inkers dripped down it. When it was dry, I placed the Fibres stencil on my background and, using a palette knife, I put Liquitex heavy gel medium through. While it was drying, I stamped the butterflies onto another piece of white card, using Versafine onyx Black ink, fussy cut them, then coloured them with Distress Inks. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pink card, and fussy cut that too.

 


 


I blended blue ink over the dry gel medium, to tone the colour down a little, added the butterflies and sentiment using 3D glue gel. To finish, I added some highlights with a white gel pen, and some stickles onto the wings for a touch of sparkle.




Products Used:






Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Your background is awesome Pauline! And our butterflies look fabulous 3D’d! Thank you ♡

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Begin Again | Butterfly Stamps

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is here with a beautiful tag created with our ‘Wings of Change’ stamp set, which includes gorgeous butterflies with script, lettering and numbers on their wings, and the inspiring words ‘transform’ and ‘metamorphosis’…


I have a new video to share with you today and no surprise that I have used the new butterfly stamps in my project..




That word metamorphosis… I’ll have that on multiple projects, and it’s perfect for the butterflies isn’t it.


Enjoy the video!  



Products Used:


Butterfly Ink Stencil




Wings of Change Stamp Set




Another stunning tag and brilliant video Veerle.. Thank you ♡ We love the touches of watercolour across the sentiment and butterfly, and your background is awesome!

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Butterfly Stamps | Metamorphosis | Wings of Change

Hi there! We have so much inspiration to share with you here on the blog featuring our gorgeous new stamps. Jane is back with her second card today, this time featuring our new butterfly stamps. The sentiments: ‘metamorphosis’ and ‘transform’ add such meaning to these stamps…


When I saw the new ‘Wings of Change’ stamp set, I knew that a winter butterfly card would be just right for me to showcase them on.

butterfly stamps - script - metamorphosis



I smooshed Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon, and Pumice Stone distress oxides onto watercolour card to made a wintry water colour background..




First I stamped the butterflies directly on the card, shown above. Next I stamped some on white card and fussy cut them. I then layered them up. You will see that I also added some stitching to the edge of my card and glossy accents to the circles in the metamorphosis sentiment. I also die cut some silver cards using a mixed media die.


Here is my winter butterflies card… they almost look as though their wings are made of ice


butterfly stamps - card - script - change - metamorphosis





In these photos you should be able to see the icy glittery wings I gave them using a spectrum noir clear glitter pen. To add depth, I placed some foam fixers under some of the wings too..







The next project I am sharing is something very different, featuring another set from the new mixed media stamp release…. stay tuned!


Thanks for stopping by, and for your very kind and supportive comments you take the time to leave me.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Oh wow what an absolutely beautiful card Jane! Those colours are so gorgeous together, and the stitching and die cuts add the perfect amount of texture. Our butterfly stamps look fantastic, especially with the wings raised off the card. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back a little later with a striking card from Sharon featuring more of our new flower stamps!


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Mark & Helen xx