Today I’m sharing an Artist Trading Card which I made for Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge. The theme is ‘like clockwork’. I enjoyed paper cutting last time so I thought I’d try my hand at it again. This time it was really fiddly, all those little cog teeth are a nightmare to cut out!

papercutting
Here are the step by step photos. I have to admit that the cog in the middle wasn’t meant to be completely blank, but I accidentally cut it out without leaving any bits attached!

I drew around coins for the circles, then copied some details from cogs I found on Google images before painstakingly cut them out with a knife.

papercutting
papercutting

I thought about sticking a background behind but I quite like it left transparent.

papercutting
I also made another ATC, though this one was just for fun. It’s a cluster of cheeky seagulls drawn in waterproof ink and painted with watercolours.
seagulls

The front seagull is raised up on a sticky bud.

seagulls
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Comments

AWESOME – the clockwork ATC is a masterpiece – all that fussy cutting !!! Amazing 🙂
The seagulls just make me smile every time. Such a lovely little creation – thank you for my morning smile attack Clare 😀

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Love your clock paper cutting ATC for our Wicked Wednesday challenge – thanks for joining us!! Looks like it took you some time to complete – very effective!!

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