Category Archives: ATC’s

vellum and rose

Today I wanted to create a card with a vellum base.  Using vellum adds such a softness to a card and I love the transparent look.  Here’s my card – that came together quicker than expected.

The reason this came together quickly is because I used a previously made ATC as the focal point.  I made the rose ATC last year for a swap, and almost all of my ATC’s end up being used on cards. 

The rose image was stamped and embossed in black and colored with Twinkling H2O’s.  The background flourishes were gold embossed.  Gold edge stickers were used along the border.

The patterned paper in the background is from Basic Grey’s Scarlett’s Letter (how I wish this paper was still available!).  Then the piece was mounted on red.

A red satin ribbon encloses the vellum card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Elegant ATC Swap

In yesterday’s mail I received a package from the “Elegant ATC Swap” I participated in. The swap was hosted by Kelly – aka Littlekel90 at SCS. These ATC’s are just so pretty. Thanks to everyone who participated and created these elegant cards!


So, what do you do with the ATC’s that you receive? It seems a shame to just file them away in a binder, so what I have done is included some in my scrapbooks, in a personal journal and I’ve even used several to place on a card front as the focal image for a card. Tell me what other uses there are for these great mini works of art…

ATC for Stampfest

Here is the ATC I made to swap at the Stampfest Convention later this month. I’m really pleased with how it turned out, primarily because I used leftover paper from some wedding invitations I made last year. I’ve been holding on to the scraps thinking they would come in handy one day, and that day is today!!
I started with beautiful blue metallic paper from Michaels. I stamped the diamond pattern (See D’s stamps) with Palette’s glue pad and applied white Pearl Ex on top. The swirly flowers (Autumn Leaves) are stamped in brilliant blue. “Love” is from the new, soon to be released set from Flourishes, also stamped in brilliant blue. The hearts are sizzix die cuts, the smaller one was embossed with the Cuttlebug tapestry folder and then applied with Pearl ex to give it some shimmer. Although the photo does not show it the ATC has a nice pearly shimmer to it!


Here are a couple of ATC’s that I did some time ago. I like doing these, because you can usually use your scraps to make them. I’ve traded these in the past, but was at a loss of what to do with the ones I received. I’ve included several in my scrapbook pages and some I’ve used in my journals to brighten up the pages a bit. What do you do with yours?
(Palm ATC: stamps by Art Impressions, SU, Limited Edition and Wordsworth, decorative scissors, marvy markers, watercolor and teal paper; Martini ATC: stamps I think are from Rubbernecker, marvy markers, white and red paper)