Sunday, May 25, 2014

Two more cards created with ATCs

I am still working on getting some cards made with my large collection of ATCs.   Here are a few more.
I used an ATC from a technique swap for this first card.  It was created using rusted metals.  I really like its arty look.  I found the embossed kraft frame in my stash and decided I could make them work as the major components for my card.  I used Aged Wood distress ink to highlight the embossing on the frame and then stitched it to my gray card front using black thread.  I added the ATC using homemade washi tape that was a similar colour to one in the ATC. Next, I added a colour washed laser printed greeting between the ATC and the card front.  It still needed a bit of something so I went digging into the stash looking for a 3D embellishment that might work. When I found this mangled bottle cap I thought it was perfect.  I found it on the ground somewhere along the way when I was out for a walk.  I made a hole in it with my awl and then attached it to my card front using a tiny pewter brad.  Done!!
I love the grungy look of this card!!

Here is the other card I made.  I used another of the kraft frames I had on hand and used blue/green ink on it instead.  I glued it to a blue card front, added some embossed mesh (window screening) on both the left and right sides using double sided tape and then glued the ATC over them centered in the opening.  The ATC was created on handmade paper using dimensional paint and mica powders.  I added a layered greeting below the ATC.

I am really enjoying working with ATCs.  They make wonderful cards!!  The perfect focal elements!!

Do you have a stash of ATCs that need to find a new home??