Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Trading Cards Magnets

Something slightly odd and cheerful for my turn on Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts today.
I tried to come up with a name for this trio of trading squares, but I just couldn't make up my mind...
When Pigs Fly, Time Flies (or a Flock of Clocks) Air Mail Trading Card Magnets was just a wee bit too long.
So Trading Square Magnets it is.
 (magnets from the hardware store....they are gnarly)
I stared out with these little guys...
I cut paper for the back and the fronts and painted some bird cages black. I also cut out door openings where needed.
I had a scrap of pretty blue sky with clouds paper and cut them to fit the backs of the bird cages and glued them in.
I sanded all my squares and inked around the edges with gold ink and cut out little tiny clocks, stamps, pigs and butterflies and glued the butterfly wings on the backs of the stamps, the pigs and the clocks.
I used washi tape, green leaf ribbon and dots of black paint (the round end of a paint brush dipped in paint and then daubed on) as the background on my squares.
I glued the bird cages on, then the critters in arrangements I liked and added the Tiny Number Plates and any extra leaves or dots.
I like 'em!
2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Trading Cards  (On the way!)
Mini Bird Cages
Faux Metal Number Plates

Black acrylic paint
Scraps of scrapbook papers
Images from Graphic 45  Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Moss Green Stitched Leaf Ribbon  from Alpha Stamps (you can get it HERE)
Magnets....I got mine from the hardware store, they are stronger and stick better.

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