52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 8 May 2023

Paperartsy "JOFY JM11" Artist Trading Card

I fancied doing a bit of crafting, but didn't want to make a card, so made this ATC (Artist Trading Card).  It's just two and half by three and a half inches, so a small area to work with.

I started by using a blending brush with "Pink Peony" Archival Ink, blending from the edges towards the middle, so that the edges were darker than the central area.

I then used the Paperartsy "JOFY JM11" red rubber stamp with Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink to stamp the text/flower image.

I coloured the berries with a Posca Pen, colouring the leaves with two shades of Derwent Inktense pencils, applied with a brush.

I used "Plum" Archival Ink through the Funky Fossil "Abstract Bamboo Stencil", using the same ink to darken the edges of the ATC.  I then used "Nocturne" on the very edge to make the colours pop.

Next, I lay the Funky Fossil "Celebrations Stencil" over the ATC and applied "Blue Bird" Archival Ink through the dots, fading from left to right.  I then used a fine tipped pen to draw around the circles for definition.


  1. Jofy stamps are always a bit different and the leaves, berries and script go beautifully over the pink and blue of the stencilled bamboo and dots..so bright and pretty Sam. x