Beach Critter ATCs

Hi friends! I hope you have a fantastic day and continue staying safe! I’ve stopped in this morning to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! These stamps and dies are so awesome to work with and I’m having a blast! I’m a confirmed ATC addict and love creating both cards and coins for my collection! I typically don’t trade them because I don’t want to let go of them, lol! I know… that’s totally wrong, isn’t it?! Bahahaha! Using the Happy Beach Critters clear stamp set along with the coordinating die set, I created a set of five artist trading cards and coins.

I cut the rectangular and circular bases and created the sky on each with a hand-cut cloud template, an ink blending brush and some distress ink. Then I dug into my scrap box and found some kraft cardstock scraps to use for the sand and some blue crinkle paper scraps to use for the water. It’s always a good feeling to use scraps and not have to cut into large pieces of cardstock and paper for small projects. I stamped, colored and die cut all five of the critters in the set, and adhered them to the ATC bases along with sentiments.

One more peek at the set… sure do love how these turned out and I already have them in my collector’s notebook! None of these are going anywhere, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #254 – Summer + A Sentiment
2. Crafty Cardmakers: #260 – Create Your Own Background
3. Cut It Up: #203 – Celebrate Summer with Color Palette
4. Paperbabe Stamps: #122 – Anything Goes
5. Try it on Tuesday: Create a Scene

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, kraft cardstock scraps, blue crinkle paper scraps
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Happy Beach Critters clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger tumbled glass distress ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 373, 374, 375, 427, 413, 415, 417, 479, 404, 466, 489, 389, 391, 393, 379, 441, 430; Posca white paint marker
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Happy Beach Critters die set, Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, ink blending brush, hand-cut cloud template

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! Like and follow Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

7 thoughts on “Beach Critter ATCs”

  1. Lovely – distress inks are the best for blending, aren’t they? I don’t think I could have parted with them either. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time…


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  2. What a great group of summer ATC collectibles! Each one has such a great individual layout but they work wonderfully as a collection! Thanks so much for joining us the Cut It Up! Challenge!
    Rachelle – DT : )

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  3. A wonderful set of ATC’s and you have given each one a lovely background. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers!
    Glenda DT

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