Thursday, May 3, 2012

Four ATCs And A Card

I was in the mood to do some more ATCs this past weekend so I got four done; all made twice as each of these will be sent out to my ATC Swap Group.

This first one started out with Tim Holtz' Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain) with some edging in Walnut Stain as well. I used his stamps on this one too - an old architectural design that reminds me of a ledge, so I perched a family of crows on the ledge and added some grommets for interest. The word "Family" is stenciled on using black paint. 

The second one was created using all acrylics; this time I just finger-painted green and yellow in swipes across the card. Then I used a stencil (made from a punched plastic ribbon) to create the white layer of circles. I stamped the swirls with another Tim Holtz stamp and used a piece of ribbon from my stash to add some bling - hard to see here, but the ribbon has some glitter in it. I then stenciled on the word using black paint. This card has so much texture; it is fun to touch!

All that painting gave me an idea to simply paint a card... so I used Tim's Broken China and Pine Needles Distress Inks to paint a background first. Then I stamped an image of a seascape over top. I went over the stamp with a black pen and added white acrylic paint for the clouds and whitecaps. This was so much fun; I know I am going to do this again...

The last card I created was a simple stamp and ink card; I used Tim's Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick then stamped his images over top. I love watching the way the inks interact with a water spritz; you get a different effect every time!

My last project was to create another birthday card for a co-worker. I enjoy this technique; embossing with white on a grey card then colouring in with a black pen. Effective and she loved it!


  1. I think your cards are just so pretty! I love the colour and detail!


  2. Thank you Kasia! I can't wait for the weekend; I want to do more... although I have to do some Mother's Day and Birthday cards first -- it's a busy month!


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