Saturday, May 19, 2012

May ATC Swap


A few weeks ago, I mentioned that my family is doing an ATC swap.  An ATC is a 2.5x3.5 inch trading card.  May's host was my cousin Nikki.  She lost her father in May of last year.  He was an awesome man, that no one can ever fill the void he has left behind.  We all loved him very much and miss him dearly.  So her theme for May was "Gone, but not forgotten."

Well, you could take many different avenues with that theme.  I wanted to make my look old and warn, but unique.  To start off, I used a clear stamp (don't know the name) and embossed the word love on the white paper.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.  I pounced them on my craft mat and spritzed them with water.  Then I ran the card thru the inky mess.  Don't expect to stay clean if you do this! lol!  I then took my heat gun and dried the piece of paper.  You can see how the color varies on each card.  Nothing will be the same.

After the card was dry, I used more embossing ink and used a Stampabilites Clock Faces Background stamp to stamp the card.  I then used patina Perfect Pearls to go over the embossing ink.  You see the clock faces come thru on the card.  I then took my distressing tool and messed up the edges and used more Brushed Corduroy ink to add age to the card.

I hope you enjoyed the cards!  They were a lot of fun to make and very messy.  I hope you will give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the warm feel of this card and the subtle stamping. Looks fantastic


  2. Beautiful card and theme!!! Love vintage looking cards.

  3. Your ATC came out great. It has a great vintage look to it.

  4. Love the old world feel of your beautiful creations!

  5. lovely...great torn edges :)

  6. Beautiful tribute, beautiful ATC. Really nice job. :)


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