Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Cards made with ATCs
I have decided to create cards with some of them which I will be donating to a local event as a fundraiser. It has been fun to go through the binder and remember the exchanges and the people!! Some of the people are still around and we have several Yahoo groups in common. Others, I have not ``seen around`` for quite some time though they used to be very active.
For this first card, I simply added an alcohol ink background to a green card front and adhered the ATC over it. I added a little oval (SU) laser printed greeting as well that overlaps the ATC and the background. I was amazed to find a background that coordinated so well.
CLKER) on the left hand side and an embossed pattern on the right hand side which I created using a TH embossing folder and a small hammer to just emboss the area that I wanted. I sponged the embossed area and the edges with blue and black ink and added some black watercolour to the mortar lines. I added a black ribbon through the arched openings on the sides and glued the ends to the inside front of the card. I used my slot punch (SU) to make a very slight opening on the spine for the ribbon.
double embossed cardstock to create a background and layered a piece of coordinating vintage seam binding over where they joined. Layered all the pieces onto a dark brown card front and added an oval (SU) sponged laser printed greeting.
scraped acrylic background), added some blue decorative paper strips to the side and flagged their ends. I added a black ribbon and a laser printed greeting in the same manner as I did for these cards.
a shaving cream background ATC. I layered it onto pink, added green vintage seam binding and a laser printed greeting with sponged edges to create my main element. I found some paper in my stash (left over from my clock project) that coordinated so cut some strips and used them as a background over a dark pink card front.
I really enjoyed the process of using ATCs to create cards!! I have quite a few more to go!! Will get as many as I can done for this event and will do more for donation to another event when the need arises!! I have quite a few cards to refurbish as well which will also be donated. Being new to this community I will have to find an organisation who would be open to my donations.
Leave me a comment if donate refurbished cards to a local group!! Look forward to hearing from you!