Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 5 Tim Inspired Christmas ATCs

 There were so many great techniques in Tim Holtz's two Day 5 tags and video, I made two ATCs.
Tim was focusing on his reflection stamps (where the text, numbers or images are printed backwards). In the video he demonstrated stamping a reflection stamp on to the side of an embossing folder where the image is recessed with Archival ink. Then place card stock in the folder and run through and embossing machine.
 I used light blue with white core card stock. Colored the raised areas with evergreen bough Distress ink, then sanded the edges of the trees. The text only prints on the background of the card.
 To finish, colored the edges of the atc with black Archival ink and added a rhinestone star.
 I don't have any Christmas themed reflection stamps. So made some adjustments. Colored glossy card stock with wild honey Distress ink where I'll stamp a tree image with clear words.
 Stamped the tree in green Distress ink, colored the background with blue Distress inks, then stamped a flourish with the tumbled glass Distress Ink and heat set.
 Tried to follow Tim's instructions with these fragments. Colored the backs with alcohol ink, let dry. Stamped images onto the alcohol ink with Archival Ink and immediately blotted the ink with a towel. The ink did not come off revealing a clear image where the stamping was done (sigh, I tried several times and could not get this technique to work. Decided to settle with the black ink). Covered the back with foil flashing tape. Cut some foil flashing tape with decorative scissors to make the "tops" of the ornaments.
 Covered the yellow words on the tree with Diamond Glaze. Stamped snow flurries with black Archival ink, added some rock candy Distress Stickles to the snowflakes. Attached ornament fragments to the card and added thin gold wire to the tops. Added an ornament sticker. Layered on to black card stock.

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