Thursday, January 1

Making My ATC 9'er!

Once again ... there is nothing difficult involved ... this is what I did!
1. Cut a plain piece of card 3 ATC widths wide and 3 ATC lengths long. Then stamped images onto the card using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder.
2. Blended two colours of distress ink over the design. I used Broken China and Pine Needles.
3. Placed a sheet of copy paper over my work and iron over the design. Once the stamped pattern showed through I set the iron to one side and removed the paper.
4. Then I Blended Old Paper distress ink over the entire pattern.
5. I stamped patterns all over the design with Broken china and Pine needles distress ink. I nearly abandoned it at this point because the stamp in the middle looked awful!
6. I then stamped an design over the entire sheet using Ranger jet black archival ink. I only lightly inked the stamp at this point because I did n't want my images too dark.
7. I cut the sheet up into 9 separate ATCs
8. I then worked on the ATCs individually. I added to the boring bits with individual embellishments and some silver embossing.
9. I stuck an old book page to some card and stamped 9 butterflies. I cut these out ... coloured them with Dusty Concord distress ink and added one to each ATC.
10. This is the finished piece. 9 ATCs that work as one piece or individually.


Kaz said...

What a brilliant idea! I love what you've done here, the colours, stamps etc. I know what you mean about feeling like abandoning collagey things half way through. It's amazing how they change with just a couple more layers!!

camcraft said...

Fabulous Linda - totally amazing. Thank you for sharing how you made your fabulous creation :-)
Carole x

paintedlady89 said...

Thank you so much for sharing this technique. I can't wait to try it. I saw the ironing part of this on the Timmy site a while ago, but not on an ATC sheet. If you don't mind I would love to share this technique and project with my live ATC swap in Scottsdale next Saturday?


flutterbycrafter said...

This is amazing, I've used this technique before with the iron, but your colour combination is lovely.


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