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Have Faith

Happy Friday! It's Jules of Paper Gems by Jules on the blog today. I hope you've all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for, even through this challenging times. I'm especially thankful for the AMAZING site wide sale that Unity is having right now. Make sure you stay tuned!



This week I wanted to share an ATC (Artist Trading Card) I made for my crafty girls card swap using Unity's "Maria Girl" and "Trust It Will Be Okay." The last month or so has been lacking inspiration. I've been struggling with getting myself motivated and I think it's just a sign of the times. By scaling down from a regular A2 size to a 3.5" x 2.5" ATC, I didn't feel to fill in all the space. Here's a little step-by-step break down of how I created this little spark of creativity.


Step 1.

I stamped the Maria Girl off the edge of the card. Using the Misti Stamping Tool allows me to repeat the stamped image in the same spot on each card. Once you're done with all the cards, I stamped the image again, but mainly for the body portion of the stamp as that will be the part that gets popped up.



Step 2.

I colored in the Maria Girl on the add-on, but not her wings. Next, I fussy cut her out and left the wings off. Using a black Memento marker, I colored the edge to cover the white core of the image.

Dress: B97, B95, B93, B42 / Skin: E21, E51, E51 / Hair: E29, E39, E15



Step 3.

Using a mask of Maria Girl, I color the background using Dried Marigold Distress Ink and used the Tim Holtz Blossom Layering stencil and added Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink over it.



Step 4.

Putting the card back in the Misti, I lined up the sentiment from the Trust It Will Be Okay Sentiment Kit. Once stamped, I splattered Bronze Perfect Pearls on the background, avoiding the sentiment area.



Step 5.

Next, I colored the wings using W4, W2 & W0 Copic markers. To make sure that you don't see uncolored layer, I used the darkest of the hair and dress to color the edge of the base image.



Step 6.

Using my favorite foam adhesive squares (Scrapbook Adhesive Thin Foam Squares), I adhered the fussy cut Maria onto the ATC.



Step 7.

To add a little something, I rounded the top corners using my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. And the ATC is complete.



These ATCs are a great way to spark a little creativity and to keep out little pieces of inspiration around you or to share with a friend.



Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and I hope you found some creative spark too. Sometimes we just need a day to clean the canvas and have faith that your creativity will come again.


Until next time...

Happy Crafting!

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