Artist Inspiration Coins

5/17/20 Rising Star at A Place To Start!

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I have a fun project to share – a set of three gold embossed artist trading coins, in full color with amazing inspirational quotes!

If you’re interested in my stepped-out tutorial, see my post on the ScraPerfect Blog. I’ve been on an ATC ‘kick’ (adding to my collection) and decided to create this easy set of coins. Using a large background stamp, I arranged all three punched circles on my stamp positioner and prepped the surfaces with the Strap-N-Tap Perfect Crafting Pouch. I stamped them in Versamark and then heat embossed them in gold. I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth multiple times to clean stray embossing powder from my work surface. I colored the coins with bright fine-tip markers and then adhered each to a second punched circle with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. I ran a gold paint pen around the edge of each coin to give them a nice finished look. I selected three gold metallic quotation stickers and adhered them to two layers of cardstock with Best Glue Ever, then added one to each coin. Here are close-ups of the coins:


One more peek at the set… loving how these turned out, and yes, they are an amazing addition to my collection!


Sharing in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes
A Place To Start: May Challenge – Create Custom Background/No Designer Papers
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Weeks 571/2 – Anything Goes
ATC Around the World: #65 – Flowers
Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #75 – May Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps
Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here)
Perfect Cleaning Cloth

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background stamp
Ink: Versamark; Bic Mark-It markers- Polynesian Purple, Petal Pink, Fandango Pink, Rambunctious Red, Peach Parfait, Sunset Orange, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green, Key Lime, Forest Green, Hot Aqua, Blue Skies Blue; Gold Posca paint pen
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Tim Holtz idea-ology Quotations Metallic stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,