Monday, January 27, 2014

Fun with ATCs

Hello everyone.  I want to share some fun Altered Trading Cards, aka ATCs, with you today, and show off some more of the Altered Pages products with the Sin City Stamps.  The combination of the two companies gives you so much creative flexibility, and I think they are amazing together.

I am sure most, if not all, of you know that ATCs are always sized 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", and can be oriented in either direction, that is, either vertically or horizontally.  Here is a template I got off the internet showing how to get the most ATCs from one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock.  As you can see, it yields 10 cards.

Supplies used:

Wink of Stella pens:  Clear; Red
Metallic rub-ons All Metals #2
Mix'd Media Inx:  Leather; Black; Patina
Black embossing powder
Tiny resin flowers (Prima)
Tiny wooden birds (Recollections)
Tiny heart punch (Martha Stewart)

First, I cut my ATCs to size from Cream card stock.  Ink edges with Black Mix'd Media Inx and blending tool.

Print AP-1724 Collage Backgrounds Oriental onto parchment paper.  Trim brown background to measure slightly smaller than the front of two of your ATCs.  Ink edges with Leather Mix'd Media Inx and blending tool.  Adhere to front of ATC.  Voila, instant background!
Add a few images from the Sin City Stamps Bingo rubber stamp plate to the background with Black Mix'd Media Inx and emboss with black embossing powder.
Choose two smaller images from the AP-779 Red ATC collage sheet, adhere to thin chipboard and cut out.  Ink edges with Leather Mix'd Media Inx and blending tool.  Add tiny amounts of Wink of Stella clear and red pens to each collage image for a bit of shimmer.  Adhere to front of ATCs.

Punch two small hearts, ink edges with Leather Mix'd Media Inx and blending tool.  Adhere to front of ATCs. Add tiny resin flower to center of hearts.

Ink two tiny wooden birds with Patina Mix'd Media Inx and adhere to each ATC, as shown.

Apply brass and deep gold from the Metallic rub-ons set around edges and randomly on the front of both ATCs for extra shimmer and vintage-y goodness.  Here is a close-up of that golden shimmer.
Cut out AP-585 Vintage Artist Trading Cards Backs and adhere to back of your ATC.  Now, fill in the information and swap with your friends!

Well, that sure was a lot of fun! I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did.  And pop on over to both the Altered Pages and the Sin City Stamps websites to see all of their wonderful products.  There are lots of new products on the way, and the design teams are constantly working to inspire your creativity.  

Have a simply fabulous, creative week!  


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