Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Study - Folded Cards (ATCs)

On NGS group we are continuing with our study of Bernie Berlin's book "Artist Trading Card Workshop", this week is the section on creating folded ATCs. Bernie mentions that you can start with any size or shape, then fold down to the standard size (3-1/2" x 2-1/2"). Bernie says folds can add a whole new dimension and create limitless possibilities. There are several examples in the book. I love the one by Kim Rae Nugent of a raven with wings that fold across the card and open up.
I made some folded ATCs a couple of years ago which you can see here.
Today I decided to make another trifold ATC. I cut out a sheet of paper 3-1/2" x 7-1/2" and scored fold lines 2-1/2" in from each end. Also choose a sheet of paper used in my spray box to cover the inside of the card.
Painted the outside flaps with Twinkling H2Os and blended the colors by spraying with a fine water spray. Then stamped on some images with brown StazOn ink.
Cut half to fold in a butterfly embossing folder so it would slip over my card where I want it and embossed the image. Did another butterfly embossing folder on the other side.
Colored the raised embossed areas with Twinkling H2Os using my fingers to apply the paint. Then I cut away the card above the embossed butterflies on both side.
ATC with both sides folded in. All quotes are stamped on with black VersaFine ink.
How card appears with one flap open:
Folded ATC completly open. Added vintage image (colored with Twinkling H2O) and butterfly images. Also added some yellow Twinkling H2O to the debossed side of the butterflies.


Robin said...

What a beautiful ATC!!

Rosie Rowe said...

OMG Carol! That is such a beautiful ATC - brava!! I am always so inspired by your show and tells! Thanks a million for sharing!

PS - Love your mucky fingers!!! xoxoxo

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Carol,

This is so beautiful, I need a couple of ATCs for a special swap and I'm inspired to try making a couple similar to yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

Created By You said...

Love the step by step reveal of your folded ATC! It's lovely!!

Lourdes said...

This is a great work Carolyn!.... said...

Don't know if my previous comment will show up - but want to say how much this one really inspires me.

chrissy said...

What a great idea ... love the ATC!

Carol said...

Gorgeous ATC! Everything about it catches my eye.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE! Trena said...

Great ideas Carol! Thanks for sharing!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

bonniemon said...

Spectacular! I want to be able to touch it, and feel the texture! And the colors are fab, too. I must find my Twinkling H2O's today!

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Nancy S said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration, your Tutorial is great!