Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ATC with a twist - Day 20

Okay so I'm on an ATC kick but that's why they are so much fun - small and full of possibilities. For this ATC I added a twist with a handmade designer embellishment using some of my studio tools. I used my Imaginisce i-top Tool to create my own designer brad. I used the medium size 22mm brad backing with decorative scrapbooking paper to cover it. I then distressed the paper with a black ink pad. I also used my Imaginisce i-top Paper Punch Medium size for 22 mm brads to cut two flower style shapes (also using scrapbooking paper). I distressed both the flower style shapes with various color ink pads and then cut one of the shapes using my design scissors to makes an organic shape to the petal edges. I layered them all on top of a die cut embellishment also in the shape of a flower. To top everything off I added a Y for YARN rub-on letter to the brad. I attached the designer brad to my chipboard ATC card with my hole puncher after I decorated the ATC card.

ATC "Yarn"
I love this brad making tool - it is a bit expensive but if you use a 50% off AC Moore coupon like I did it's worth it. You can use paper or fabric, although the fabric is a bit more tricky to manage if you want me to share with you youtube videos and website links that I have found helpful just leave a comment. Below is a website for more details on the tools mentioned in this blog posting.



  1. I love doing ATCs too. That is where I sometimes try out new techniques or products. Its so much fun, and quick, instant gratification!

  2. @~Rasz~
    I know I luv it! I am looking for an ATC trading group. Have you ever participated in one you could recommend? If not I think I might send an invite to some of my online artist friends to create one. Anyone with feedback please comment I love receiving art by mail ;-)

  3. very neat technique. Love your new page layout

  4. There is an online group that trades worldwide. It looks large and a little intimidating for me. I was told about it through our local ATC group. I'll trade with you!!! I think your idea of inviting some online people you already know is great! Our local group is very small and I would love to trade & connect with some other creatives!

  5. @~Rasz~
    Thanks for the link. I plan to take some time to become familiar with the site and its process of trading ATCs - about a week should do it LOL! Maybe that could be the next challenge - to do an ATC daily for the month of August and then trade them in the month of September for my birthday! Who's in? Or maybe just start an ATC trading card group ;-) Please leave a comment if you're up for the challenge or just starting the ATC trading group.

    As for the new blog page layout... Maggie, thanks for noticing;-) I'm finally LEARNING the INS/OUTS of BLOGGER! YEAAHHHHH!!! I am also sharing some of my past art projects which I photographed and shared through my flikr account check it out under the gadget MY ART GALLERY located under my profile picture.




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