You can’t have failed to notice the recent trend for artist Trading Coins recently so I thought I’d make a few for Visible Image. It’s so lovely to concentrate on a smaller area than a card and they can be made fairly quickly.
Each coin is meant to be 2.5″ in diameter but I have to admit mine are slightly bigger but this doesn’t matter – to me at least!
I chose different colour themes for each coin, greens, blues and pinks and started by applying distress oxides to card before die-cutting the circles.
The skull coin uses the utterly fabulous Mr Bone Jangles stamp set, which I absolutely love big time!! After applying the background colour, I stencilled Stop Meshing Around and then over stamped the smaller circles from the Shape It Up set. The skulls were stamped using Versafine and then heat embossed in black. The sentiment, from the Just Be Happy set, was then heat embossed in Bright White onto the scrap from each coin and attached using foam dots.
For the green coin, I’ve stencilled Stars and Stripes using a grey ink pad and then spritzed lightly using a fine gold mist. The beautiful eye, from the Where Dreams Take You set, has been stamped in Versafine ink and heat embossed as before. I’ve then coloured the iris and added white to the eye (although it looks more a light green in the photo) before stamping the ‘dream’ sentiment from the Imagine Dream Inspire set and, again, adhering using foam dots.
My final coin is quite heavily stamped/stencilled!
I began by adding text using the Scripted Streets stamps and stencilled Count Me In over the top using 3 different pink shades. With the stencil still in place, I added embossing ink and then a shimmery powder. The white heat embossed circles are taken from the Live In The Moment set.
The black sparkly butterfly (underneath the main image) was heat embossed onto vellum and fussy cut out to create a shadow. Having stamped the top butterfly in a beautiful verdigris embossing powder, I attached this using foam dots down the body of the butterfly and slightly bent it’s wings to add some dimension. The sentiment, from the Life Is Beautiful set, was then stamped and secured as before.
Now, I know you’re meant to swap these cards but frankly I love these! Having seen other coins made into square cars, I think that’s what I’m going to do with these… add a background and add the coins to the card blank. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
The Visible Image products I used for these makes are:
The blue coin:
The green coin:
The pink coin:
Phew! Quite a list for these makes but well worth it!!
Don’t forget to pop on over to the Visible Image Blog to check out what the other DT members have been making. Have a fabulous crafty week and I’ll catch up soon.