I love making ATC’s. Not only are these trading card sized beauties fun to trade with other artists, but I use them on cards as well. It makes it simple to make a card quickly when you already have the focal point done.
In making this ATC for Globecraft & Piccolo I used the following products:
Embossing Enamel in Mermaid Tears & Royal Sterling
ATC Bubble Background,LB101 (keep the pop out pieces!)
Distress Paint & Distress Marker in Seedless Preserves
Purple Pre-Made ATC card
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp Set, CMS155
Scrap Piece of Complimentary Color Paper
First, I covered the ATC Bubble Background with Embossing Fluid and embossed it with Mermaid Tears.
|Embossed and Raw ATC Bubble Background|
|Close up, embossed w/ Mermaids Tears|
Once everything was embossed, I fit the pop out pieces into the Bubble Frame and glued them in. I did this by turning the Bubble Frame over and I spread some glue over the piece and the frame. Since I knew I was going to attach this to an ATC I wasn’t too worried about the pieces falling out. Once they dried, I just chose some areas on the Bubble Frame, dotted some glue and glued it onto the ATC card. I also glued my ATC card to some left over cardboard to make it a bit more sturdy and then inked around the edges with the Seedless Preserves Distress Paint & filled in any gaps with the Seedless Preserves Distress Marker.
I inked my sentiment in the Jet Black ink, stamped it on a coordinating piece of scrap paper and trimmed it down. I glued my sentiment to my ATC and I was done! Now I am all ready to pop this on a card when I want to remind someone I’m thinking of him or her.
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