I've been wanting to try doing some Artist Trading Cards with more materials than paper, pen and pencil so I thought, "Aha, I'll cut it up and go to town!" The border is mottled tan and brown and gold which doesn't show up very well. The little holes in the lace are quite a shiny gold, which also doesn't show up very well. Too bad.
|The original, partially done artwork.|
There were two with no lace. I used one of them immediately because I wanted to send an ATC on the theme of 'wings'. Here's that one. The hummingbird is from a magazine. I coated it, rubbed the paper off the back, and stuck it on the card.
Here are the four corners. They all have small round brads stuck through the cards. In the lower left card the brads are not the large brown 'pearls', those are ink; there are two smaller dull gold brads.
Next, some of the side pieces. Two have small brads. The colored one happened because I glued on a colored strip at the top and then tore off most of the tissue paper, leaving very clear brown tangling which I didn't really like.