I am in a group and we send 3 different ATCs to one name on our list every month. Here are two that I have made for the January swap. The first one is taken from Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas 2011, it is the second one in the series. It certainly isn’t as elaborate as Tim’s but I am so pleased with the way it came out. I stamped a music background with black on Very Vanilla cs then sponged blue and pink distress inks on it. Stamped the Happy Holidays, I cut the reindeer with a Creatable from Marianne Designs, added a “pipe cleaner” wreath and a star brad. I didn’t have any “burlap” so left it off but used some twine and a brad that I cut the prongs off. The rhinestones I coloured with a bic marker.
The second one I used a Santa image called Santa Collage from Rubber Stampede, I think I picked it up one year after Christmas when I went across the border to the U.S. I stamped it on very vanilla with versafine sepia ink then distressed it with linen, I coloured his face and eyes with prismas and oms, then added the glaze on his glasses. I mounted the image on chocolate chip and close to cocoa card stock.
My third ATC I made is from the December ones that I did. I did a full size card in a class at Butterfly Moon and thought how the image was just the right size to make into an ATC. The images are from Hero Arts. The background stamp is a large wood mounted stamp called House and Home and I stamped it on Kraft with Brilliance Moonlight white, The Car with Tree was stamped on white and coloured with prismas & oms then cut out so it looks like it is on a snowy hill. I stamped and coloured a second tree and mounted it with dimentionals.
Are you bored yet? One last ATC, oh btw that stands for Artist Trading Card, these are 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches in size. This one was a Fall themed ATC , the Happy Scarecrow from Class Act Inc. which is a Canadian company, right here in Ontario. I coloured with Prismas & oms (my favourite medium) I punched the maple leaves out with a fiskers punch and put paper glaze on them to make them look more like brads.
Thanks for dropping by today and come back again soon,
Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau