Thursday, 5 January 2017

Cardz4Galz

Good morning and welcome to a post to share the start of a brand new challenge over at Cardz4Galz.
Our first challenge of the new year is -

ATC's

ATC's are not something that I have really got into but one of the attendee's at last summer's HLS retreat suggested that we exchange them. I had some free time so I had a go and this is one of the sets I made.


I went with a theme of travelling to meet friends and relaxing, just what I anticipated doing.
Using my favourite colours which happen to be the colours over at Colour Throwdown this week and a selection of stamps and die's, as well as embossing and stenciling, I went about making the ATCs.
Starting with 2 panels of card I inked one with Picked Raspberry DI and one with Twisted Citron. I over stamped in the Picked Raspberry on the pink piece with an assortment of butterflies, splashed it with some water and lifted off some of the colour, then cut out 4 pieces roughly ATC size. The green panel I stamped in a darker blue green DI and did the same trick with the water and cut them out the same. On the leftover scraps I stamped some butterflies from Kaisercraft along with some text, embossing some and leaving some plain. 
On the pieces I wanted to be on top I die cut a pattern using a Tim Holtz set and added the text, pattern, butterflies and some extra embossing around some of the edges. After fussy cutting the large butterflies I added them over the stamped images so that the fine parts such as antennae showed up.
I glued the top to a contrasting bottom and then trimmed to size and added a back panel with all my details on.

As I was in the groove, I made another set, this one was in a more pastel hue, using some DP as the background along with die cuts and stamps.


I was quite pleased with the results, seeing as I had never done anything like these before and it was rather more mixed media than my usual style.

Go on have a go and see what you can come up with, then link up your projects, we'd love to see what you come up with.

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11 comments:

  1. Julie je bent goed bezig geweest het zijn schit kaarten met prachtige kleuren combinatie
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  2. WOW these are awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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  3. Hi Julie your ATCs are stunning. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  4. These were gorgeous ATCs Julie and I love the contrast between the bold, vibrant ones and the soft, subtle ones. You rock at mixed media!
    Happy New Year
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  5. Beautiful cards! Great designs! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge at Dies R Us!

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  6. You're on a creative roll with these beautiful ATCs! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!

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  7. These are wonderful collections Julie, you should be very lleased indeed xx

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  8. These are both great sets of ATCs, but I think I particularly love the bottom set.

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  9. What a beautiful, artsy set! Thank you playing along with us at CTD this week!

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  10. These are fantastic! What an inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

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