7/13/2007

ATC swap

This is an ATC - something I have not done in about five years...an ATC - Artist Trading Card. An ATC is a mini card - measurements are 2.5" x 3.5". I did ten of these - the stamp image (Hero Arts) was a gift from my friend Lana Lepinski a while back; ATC base is ivory cardstock; floral image is Rubber Stampede. I stamped the Hero Arts image onto ivory cardstock, tore then distressed the edges with Distress Pad in Vintage Photo (Ranger). I then collaged the ATC base first using 7gypsies papers and the Hero Arts stamped image. Then I inked up the floral image with purple and olive Stampin' Up markers, spritzed with water and stamped onto the collaged surface. Stamped again using Ranger Archival Jet Black pad. Added black 7gypsies paper strip at base. Dabbed upper floral area with a 1x1 Perfect Medium (Ranger) pad, then heat set one layer of clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (known as UTEE - it's a chunky embossing powder, available at most craft stores). While warm, I dabbed a bit of gold Perfect Pearls into the warm UTEE to give the appearance of a glow from the sun. I then layered a piece of mica, punched 2 holes through all layers (including the mica) with a 1/16" hand-held Fiskars hole punch, and threaded 2 antique gold brads through the holes. I trimmed the sides of the mica flush with the ATC base. I finished the back with a piece of black cardstock the same size as the ATC. Signed, numbered & dated.

11 comments:

Pam/Iris said...

Mmmmmm, gorgeous Cindy! I want to touch it!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is so very beautiful! I love that glossy look for this style of card. So pretty, and in a nice small collector size. Lucky to those who receive! :)

HB said...

Wow. A colectors item for sure! So totally gorgeous!

Ticia said...

Awesome! I love it!!!

rozie640 said...

WOW, this is a gorgeous mini work of art, do they make frames that small???

StamperSharon said...

Oh my, Cindy -- these are gorgeous!

KayellWY said...

It's beautiful!! Anyone receiving one of these will be thrilled!

Beckie said...

These are beautiful. They have such texture! You did a great job!!

Angi said...

Beautiful mini works of art. I love them. TFS!

Anonymous said...

love all ur work ^_^


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