Thursday, 21 April 2011

Cards and ATCs

I made a set of ATCs to swap recently... I was inspired by a recent demo on Create and Craft and dug out my brayer and Big n Juicy inkpad:


I kept the background simple, taping off the edges and using the brayer to build up a lovely intense colour. I then stamped over it with black Adirondack ink using the Flutterby stamp from Imagination Crafts.

I also made another ATC... this was something of an experiment for me in using masking and stamps to build up a scene:


I'd had these stamps as part of a set of Kanban stamps I got off C&C/QVC (can't remember which!) a while back. It was fun using them to build up a scene... and getting my head round the concept of having to "work backwards" and stamp the foreground images first. I coloured it in using my ProMarkers. The colouring's not perfect but hey... it's a learning process! :D

I also made a couple of cards recently.

A cute little card to send out with my ATC swap:



I got this funky little cat stamp from a sheet of freebie stamps that came with a craft magazine I bought last weekend. I stamped the cat in black Adirondack and coloured it in with my scrummy new Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks and also used the inks to doodle a border. I love the shimmery effect of these inks. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up!

And while we're on the topic of Stampin' Up!, I had a good play with my SU stash to make this card to send to a new friend:



I used Greenhouse Garden, Baroque Motifs and Punch Pourri stamp sets, Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink inkpads and cardstock and Newsprint patterned paper. I watermark stamped the Baroque Motifs flourish onto the pink card using Versmark ink and I cut into the stamped flowers and curled the petals for a bit of dimension and added adhesive pearls to the centres. I love the soft, warm colours of this card.

4 comments:

airing cupboard crafts said...

The ATc's are fab the house is so cute. I love the cards but my fav is the SU I would never have thought about putting Newsprint with pastels thank you for sharing x x

Sue said...

That card is beautiful. Love your ACT's too especially the house it looks 3D.

Claireliz said...

Those are gorgeous Ali.
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xx

fatmonica said...

What's not to like?It's all fabulous!I'm the lucky recipient of the Flutterby ATc and the cat card.I wondered what you'd coloured it with!Cosmic Shimmer Inks-will look out for them.
I also love the SU card.I played with the two step flowers at Cal's crop last month-they're on the wish list now!!

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