Tuesday, October 25, 2016

60's ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is 60's. For my ATC, I used a stencil over the card stock and pressed down a VersaMark ink pad over all and let it dry. Next brayered on ink from a Kaleidacolor ink pad and let dry. 

Used black ink to stamp on hearts, peace symbols and the words peace, love, freedom.
Then used a white gel pen to add highlights to some of the stenciled flowers.

To finish this ATC, added a pink rhinestone heart, the wrote the words FLOWER POWER in one of the flowers and outlined it in black.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Background card

 For stamp club we were to make backgrounds. I decided to make a simple, subtle sparkle background. Stamped a flourish image on pink card stock and brushed on a darker pink Perfect Pearl powder over the still wet ink (I used Sparkle Raspberry).

Layered this background onto white card stock. Stamped a saying in the same shade of pink as the paper on white card stock and added it over the background along with a heart cut out of the same background paper and layered on a white paper heart:

Friday, October 7, 2016

Black and White Card

For stamp club, we were to make either mono print or black & white cards. I choose to do black and white. I layered black card stock over a white card and added a black and white print paper on the top and a black with white polka dot ribbon about 3/4 of the way down. Then stamped a sympathy saying in black ink on the bottom and added a black and white die cut butterfly image. I used two similar printed papers to make two different cards:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Shimmer ATC

This month the theme for 9ATC Group is "Shimmer". I started with a Metallic Marker Background. Then embossed a reed image with an embossing folder and colored the raised areas with a green metallic paint, and used the purple metallic paint to color the edges.
 Used Fantasy Film to create dragonfly embellishment. Layered 3 pieces of Fantasy film over a rubber stamp that had been inked with purple StazOn ink, then placed parchment paper on top and heated with a hot dry iron. Then cut out the image and curled the ends of the wings up.

Added the dragonfly embellishment to the ATC with small rhinestones for yes, also added some rhinestones to the upper left corner.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


The theme for 9ATC Group is "Joy".  I decided to make a blue torn paper background. Took out a bunch of previously made blue backgrounds to choose from.

 Picked 7 different blue backgrounds and tore them into thin strips and adhered them to card stock.
 Colored the edges with midnight blue StazOn ink, and also highlighted the raised areas of the embossed paper on the right side.

Used a stencil to create a yellow on yellow swirl design for my sun element.
Adhered the torn sun onto the bottom of the atc and added a butterfly embellishment:

"There's light and joy, but there's also darkness all around and we can be lost in it."     David Almond
Choose Joy


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Layers ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Layers.
For the background, I started by spraying watercolor paper with a variety of color sprays and let it dry.

 Added depth of color by sponging (with a sea sponge) on more colors from the sprays and let it dry.
 Sprayed a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls over a spiral mask and pressed it down on the sprayed background.

 The sprayed mask left an impression of perfect pearls over the sprayed background.

Used some papers I made earlier using the Gelli Plate:

Also added some decorative fiber, metal floral bits and some beads to finish the ATC:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Newspaper & Buttons ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Newsprint & Buttons. I used a printed specialty paper for the background and stamped a printed text image with black Distress ink. Colored newspaper with homemade sprays mixed with dye inks and Perfect Pearls. Tore plain newspaper for a stem, punched out flower and leaves with a floral punch. Used a white pen to draw lines on the flower leaf. Used black Distress ink to color the edges of the ATC and adhered a button to the center of the flower.