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