Thursday, August 31, 2017


The theme for 9ATC Group is 2. We were to use two of anything and the numeral 2.
I used two papers, two dragonfly embellishments and two "pearls".
Cut out some decorative floral paper and inked the edges with a green Distress ink, used the same ink to stamp the large 2 on the decorative paper. Layered this onto dark green card stock. Punched out two dragonflies from a red paper and colored the antennae, body and edges green. Adhered the dragonflies to the card, then applied liquid glass to the wings and let it dry. Added two "pearls" to the upper right corner.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Iris Folding ATC

 The theme of 9ATC Group is Iris Folding. I found a "wave" pattern to use for my Iris Folding and placed an ATC sized frame over the part of the pattern I wanted to use.
 Instead of folding 1" paper strips (as in the traditional Iris Folding), I tore 4 blue papers in half lengthwise and started adhering it to the back of the frame.
 How my "Iris Folding" turned out.

Added 3 shells and 2 beads to the bottom of the frame:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Reflection ATC

 The theme for 9ATC Group is Reflection/Mirror. I decided to do a reflection theme. Stamped a tree image on the upper 2/3 area of glossy ATC with black India Ink. Then stamped the same image with the same ink onto a piece of acetate. Immediately flipped the stamped acetate onto the lower area of the ATC and rubbed the back of the acetate to transfer the ink onto the ATC creating a "reflection" on the original image.

Used a large sponge dauber with a yellow Distress Ink to create an inked sun onto the ATC, used the same dauber to lightly ink a reflecting sun on the reflected tree image. Heat set the ink.
 Used small sponges to ink orange and red Distress Inks around the sun, blending these colors, then heat set.
 Used more sponges to ink on purple and blue Distress Inks to complete the background colors and heat set.
 Stamped a large "crackle" background stamp with black India ink over the entire ATC. Used gold StazOn Metallic ink on a splatter background stamp over the ATC, used this same gold ink to color the edges of the ATC.
To finish the ATC, used a blue Distress Ink marker to draw a line between the upper and lower areas of the ATC and darkened the blue ink in the top section. Added 2 yellow rhinestones.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Food related Card

 For stamp club the theme is food/kitchen/recipe. I choose food, specifically a pear. Colored a solid pear stamp with Distress inks and then stamped onto card stock. After cutting out the image, colored the edges with the gathered twigs pen.

Used the gathered twigs Distress Ink to stamp the Pear words onto cream card stock. Cut out thin strips of green gingham paper, added to the card along with the pear stamped image.

B&W with a little Red Card

For stamp club, we were to make Black and White colored cards with a little Red. I adhered a wide B&W grosgrain ribbon, added a large black punched flower with a small white punched flower, added a red "pearl" to the center of the flower and stampeded "you are special" with red in.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Aboriginal Style ATC

 The theme in the 9ATC Group is Aboriginal Style Art. I rubbed a blue Distress Ink (DTP) over manila card stock and then stamped a solid frog image with red Archival Ink.
 Used black Sharpies, 2 different white pens and a purple metallic gel pen to add doodles and dots.

 I continued adding more dots until the background was full.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Shrine ATC

 The theme for 9ATC Group is Shrine.
I embossed an arch image with detail gold embossing powder on a bronze metallic sheet of card stock and heat set.
 Made a background of blue mica dust splattered onto black card stock and cut out 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" backgrounds.
I found a madonna with child image on the internet and altered it a bit and added some details with a gold metallic pen. Layered the image onto the embossed arch image. Cut out the outline of the arch from other pre-embossed set and layered it over the other arch to give a slight depth. Layered all of this onto the mica splattered card stock. Punched out 3 candle images and added gold metallic ink to the flames. Added some paper flowers with gold from a pearl pen to the centers.