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 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.
I'd like to join in over at -
Anything Goes with Dies