Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Happy Little Stampers. ATC Challenge, Time

I've gone with the simplest of ideas for my Happy Little Stampers ATC coin today...

The challenge theme for this month is 'Time'...

I would be fibbing if I said this was my first idea, but given the size of an ATC coin and my lofty ambitions I had to ditch that!  Plus, I think this beautiful sentiment fits the bill nicely...  past, present and future are all to do with time, after all!

How was it made?


Start by brushing even strokes of Red acrylic paint on to your coin.

Once completely dry, use sand paper and (following the direction of the brush strokes) gently sand back and forth.
(This lifts the paint from the edges to give a worn, aged look).  

Stamp on the sentiment using Stazon Jet Black ink and a Stamp Positioner Tool.

Do not remove the coin or the stamp!
Instead, use a Uniball Signo White pen to highlight parts of the sentiment and then stamp over using Ranger Perfect Medium.  

Heat emboss using Clear embossing powder.

Using White acrylic paint and a finger, gently run around the edges of the coin.  Don't worry if the paint is not even...  that's the look we want!

Add three small White flowers to finish.


Want to play along but you are unsure of the rules?

1. You must create an ATC. We accept both cards and coins. You must follow the theme.
2. Link back to your blog post and not your entire blog
3. Provide a link to HLS in your blog post
4. You may enter as many times as you like but each entry must be different
5. You may enter as many other challenges as you like
6. Have fun!

• measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 X 89 mm)
• be traded for other cards - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

• measure 2.5 inches in diameter using heavy cardstock
• be traded for other coins - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve


Come and join us!




  1. It might be simple but it's very effective

    1. Thanks, Jane. Do you make these, too? Heaps of fun to do.
      Hugs. xxx

  2. Wow, this is a small round work of art! Thank you for outlining the design steps so clearly. The white gel pen step adds such dimension to the sentiment!

    1. Thanks so much, Lindsey.
      Glad the steps help.
      Hugs. x