Here's a peek of the Tin Trading Cards I made for the swap Joanne organized, they are slightly smaller than an ATC, but will fit into an Altoid Tin. I'm excited about this swap because I almost never send out a card I get from a swap (I like to keep them), so having this smaller format that will fit in a little treasure chest (tin) is perfect for storing them and going through whenever I want to take another peek...
I used the label from "What's in Your Tin? 1" and Gina K's Spooky Silhouettes to make this Halloween trading card. To save time on cutting, I just colored in the outer border with Koh-i-Noor pencils to match my tees (which are all pieced from Basic Grey's Ambrosia pack) This way I didn't have to cut out another larger layer of orange, ruby, and gray to put under my vanilla. To add some spooky cobweb-like texture, I stamped SU!'s sanded background in Silver Encore Ink over each cut-out label before adhering my shirt.
Witch is stamped in Palette Noir, along with some bats (some are stamped off and outside the border, looks like they're about to fly off the card) and "Boo" in the background. I used my Orange Spica to color in the fire and the bubbles and had fun arranging my googly eyes on each of the cards (they were a little big to really fit on her profile the way I wanted, so I thought I'd animate the cauldron, give the bat a perplexed look, and put a single eyeball in the witch's hand for her to add to the pot (the secret ingredient). If you click on the pic you'll see a little shading on the tee, I rolled my bold stamp in mustard or gray ink to add to the outlined shirt, to see the best way to line up the two shirts up for this effect, see this post.
These were really fun to make! Which (witch?!) do you like best?? I can't decide... (which is why I didn't commit to any one design, you can do that in swaps, you know, hee!) Hope you'll join us for a swap in the future, there's always something going on in our forum, check it out! :)