Friday, October 28, 2016

An ATC Swap and freebie

I had 6 ATC's (artist trading cards) to make for my new FB group.  Artsy Cards and Crafts - a fun group to share all types of crafting and be inspired!
I love making ATC's   Without sounding like a total narcissist, I think I like them because they are all about expressing me.   When I make cards  it is about encouraging someone else and I make that card in a way that I think the receiver will be pleased.  When I make an ATC it is about sharing and expressing who I am and my personal sentiments.  That is also why I like to receive them, they are so clever, trying to make a statement on a 3.5 x 2.5 canvas is really an accomplishment!

They are simple and I store my supplies separately and have a specific glue that works really well on the three layers.  I use a thin solvent based glue called Collall. it is a little hard to find but it is really a great paper crafting product ( not paid to say that!)


I make my ATC with three layers, the back side is title and signature - this is standard for ATC's

A chipboard middle so that they are nice and sturdy and then the top sheet for the artwork

This is a nice little pad from Hobby Lobby, I normally don't use these but this time and this project they were great.  They were too large but this gave me the opportunity to cut them and change them a bit.


I used Memento ink



A set of Clear scripture stamps from Stampendious
I don't really care for clear stamps, but these I purchased just for atc's they are a great size in proportion to the ATC card 



this clear stamps makes it really easy to get the verses straight




I distressed them a bit
 Happy Mess!


 I used a little bling, this is my entire collection, I am not a big fan of chunky on cards so I don't use a lot of embellishments

 A coat of crystal lacquer on focal poijts and the are all done!


I made these with the specific people in mind, so I really hope the verses bless them.




Here is the promised freebie for your ATC's:




If you are interested in joining the Artsy Cards and  Crafts, Please let me know or do a search for it on FB and hit the join button! 


Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M



2 comments:

Maxine D said...

Ginny these are wonderful ATC's - love how you have made them all with scripture on. I agree, I tend to make ATC's as an expression of 'me' rather than when I make cards when, like you, I make them with the recipient in mind.
Blessings
Maxine

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous Ginny, you've done very well indeed!!! Thanks for your inspiration. Shaz in Oz.x

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