Tuesday, August 14, 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #182

It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and this week we've got something a bit different for you.  At Cornelia's suggestion we're all doing Artist Trading Coins, which are all the rage at the moment.  I'm not sure how long they've been around, but there's plenty of inspiration on the interwebs - try Pinterest or just google it.

The only requirement is that the base is a 2.5" circle.  They are quite often made as sets of three or four, in the way that artist trading cards are.  It's a brilliant way to use up all your scraps - just rummage through your bits and bobs and you'll have plenty of material.  Having said that, you don't need to add embellishments, you could just stamp and colour them as a single layer.

I had these Trendy Birds lying around so I stamped some grunge onto my sponged coins, and added some sentiments and the birds.  Easy peasy.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to sesame more fabulous samples of Artist Trading Coins, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

Every Tuesday through to September all stamps, stencils and dies are 15% off (no coupon needed) and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.


  1. These Art Coins are fantastic, Shery.
    I love each of them so much.

  2. I love these pretty,
    colorful birds! The coins
    look funto make :-)

  3. What an awesome way to use up scraps from our treasured Stashes:-) I did not know they were called Artist Trading Coins. I have seen them on cards, but did not catch the name. Now these ATC's can go back in our stashes for future use..lol!! TFS my friend. Hugs...

  4. Well, how cool are these! Love your 'coins'! Adding this to my 'must try' list!