Monday, March 12, 2007

March ATC Technique Swaps

We've been working on some ATC's (artist trading card 2 1/2"x 3 1/2") for a swap on SCS and thought we would share our techniques with you. The first one is masking, which means that you are able to put an image over another image and they aren't blurred on top of each other. This is the order in which the card was made: On Whipsper White: Creamy Caramel sand was spritzed, Tempting Turquiose(craft ink) embossed umbrella, Summer Sun (classic ink) sun and finally the Bashful Blue sky spritzed. The stamp-a-ma-jig (SAMJ) was used to place the umbrella, I then stamped the umbrella on a post-it so part of it landed over the sticky part underneath and I cut out the umbrella just inside the lines. After you stamp the umbrella and emboss with clear embossing powder (EP) lay the post-it note umbrella over the embossed umbrella. Now take your sun and use the SAMJ to place the sun over the umbrella and a little off the card now stamp. Leave the post-it umbrella and make a post-it note sun, leave both post-its on the card and spritz the Bashful Blue to make the blue sky, stamp "Summer" in Really Rust using the SAMJ. Use the double rectangle punch at the bottom for the mustard grosgrain ribbon and mount on Cool Caribbean.

The next ATC technique is Scratch-n-Sniff (SNS). You can make your own SNS by using 1 packet of your favorite cool-aid and 3 tsp. of clear embossing powder. If you add Dazzling Diamonds to the mix like we did you will need to add more clear embossing powder, we added an additional 2 tsps. Here's the recipe: On Whiper White spritz Close to Cocoa sand, then the Ballet Blue sky was spritzed, the Lovely Lilac flip flops were stamped with craft and the SNS powder was added then heated and cut out individually and adheared with dimensionals, Eggplant grosgrain ribbon was added at the corner and Elegant Eggplant "Summer" was placed with the SAMJ. This was mounted on Blush Blossom and then Elegant Eggplant. Both ATC's used the SU stamp set Some Like It Hot. These ATC's fit great in a baseball card holder.
Hope you'll give it a try.........have fun!!!!


Carolyn said...

Those are the cutest ATC's ever! I might have to try making an ATC after seeing these. Thanks for sharing.

Abra Leah Cross said...

What a great idea!!

short_stamper on SCS said...

Love those. Wish I were coming to you class!!