Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Green ATCs

The theme for the May 6:5 ATC swap on ccswaps is "Green". Living in the Evergreen State, green reminds me of nature, plants, the life surrounding us. I started off with one of the sheets of Faux Washi Paper I made last fall. There is more green in this piece then this photo shows (LOL). First thing I did was to wad up the paper and carefully open so it wouldn't tear. This will give it a faux silk feel.
Cut up card stock a bit larger than 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", ran adhesive over the surface and attached the faux washi paper to it and cut them out. Ran the cards through a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Colored the raised areas with a light green Brilliance ink pad, then colored the bird and selected reeds with a dark green Brilliance ink pad.Trimmed the cards down to ATC size. Wanted the bird image to stand out more that the other raised areas, so added a layer of Liquid Glass over the bird and adhered a small green rhinestone for an eye.For an embellishment, took a small metal frame charm and colored it with 3 shades of green alcohol inks. Then glued a small gold dragonfly to the center. Colored brads with the same green alcohol ink combo, and attached the charms to the ATCs. Colored the edges of the ATCs with a black gold Brilliance ink pad. To keep the organic feel, applied the ink irregularly (it helps to have a very juicy ink pad for this).Here's a close up, showing the fine wrinkles in the tissue paper, giving a "silky" appearance to the background. I like how the raised embossing, lightly inking the raised areas and applying the liquid glass still allow the background design to show through.


Robin said...

Thanks for sharing how you created that beautiful ATC!

Cat Stegall said...

very nice Carol!I am off tomorrow and am going to play with my cuttlebug! hugs Cath

inge said...

nice !

Me too I have still washipaper left I made with the instructions of Trish.
Your ATC reminds me I have to USE it and with the cuttlebug it's a very nice effect.

greetings from belgium

chrissy said...

So cool!!!! Washipaper....I'll have to look back to see how to make that; I don't remember seeing it or was just too busy at the time to try it.