Hello and Happy Monday! Last week, I shared my final September Guest Designer post over on the 100 Proof Press stamps blog. My final project was a trio of ATC cards that I simply love!
ATC cards are favorite project design that I often create. There is something about the small size that is not overwhelming. I love creating them in three's, using the same design, but with different color palettes or sentiments.
I wanted to create unique ATC cards, so I started my cards by painting a sheet of heavyweight cardstock with several shades of ShimmerzInklingz. Inklingz are a watercolor full of shimmer and goodness.
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Once the Inklingz had dried, I added several stamps and doodles to my background. This background by itself would have been beautiful for an Art Journal or Mixed Media scrapbook layout page.
I wanted to pull the stamping into the background, so I added a wash of watered down gesso over the entire page. I applied the wash with my fingers for more control.
Once the wash was dry, I cut out my ATC cards (2.5x3.5in). This is one of my favorite steps. I love how different each card looks when cut out. They are full of lit bits of goodness and fun.
I then stamped 3 sets of Moth wings (4220R) to heavyweight cardstock. I fussy cut each one and added some Distress Ink to the edges. (these are one of my fave stamps - Love them) I added them to an ATC background using foam tape for dimension.
To finish each butterfly, I added several metal and wood embellishments, color customized to match the ATC card. A final sentiment sticker to each and done!
I must admit, this is one of my favorite projects I've created recently. I love the simplicity, yet elegance each card reflects.
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back in October with more 100 Proof Press stamp projects!