Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Simon Says Stamp an ATC

I love making ATCs. Do you? The challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to create an ATC or a tag and here is my just-under-the-wire entry.


I just love the new Distress ink colors! I used Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers and ink distressed a 2.5" by 3.5" piece of white cardstock. I flicked on some water--love the  splotchy look!--and stamped the bicycle in Wet Cement. The sentiment was stamped in Ripe Persimmon.

I used a tiny (discontinued) flower stamp and butterfly stamp from Stampendous and did some generation stamping in the same colors to give the sky and grass some depth. I also stamped them in Fresh Snow ink to soften the colors a bit.

I like to mount my ATC on a piece of cardstock for a more finished look. And it made the ATC a little sturdier after it was spritzed and distressed.

And did you know you can cut out 10 ATCs from a standard size (8.5"x11") sheet of cardstock? Follow these diagrams from Go Make Something:


















The diagrams are pretty self explanatory if you know the size of an ATC is 2.5" by 3.5" or click on the link for more detailed instructions.

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23 comments:

  1. Donna, this is just darling - I especially love all those butterflies! So glad you shared this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!!

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  2. So cute - I love all the second/third generation stamping. Gives a great overall background. The white adds just the right softness, too.

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  3. So pretty! You got so much depth and color on this, and I especially love those splotches from the flicking!

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  4. The way you achieve soft ink blending is unbelievable Donna! Love this tiny treasure!

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  5. Wow Donna this is gorgeous, love how you have added dimension to the sky with the butterfly stamp!

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  6. I'm so impressed with the effect you achieved with the top and bottom of the card using stamps as the shading. Beautiful colors, and very "joyful" feel!

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  7. I love it!! The patterned sky and grass look fabulous Donna!

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  8. Donna, love your colors and the added touch of the butterflies and flowers!

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  9. what a lovely card! I want to take lessons from you on how to distress! you are the queen! love the added detail of flicked water drops, stamped butterflies and flowers and the colors are so vibrant! what a pretty card! hope all is well. have a great week!

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  10. Love the background colours and the layered stamping of the butterflies and flowers Donna!

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  11. Donna, this is sooo sweet! I love the colors, the techniques... what an adoable, summery ATC. :) Love it!

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  12. I think this is adorable Donna! I love the 2nd generation stamping on top and bottom and the ink colors. So appealing to the eye!

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  13. love the tone on tone stamping on the background and i really NEED those summer inks! beautiful ATC, Donna! hope you have a fabulous day and rest of the week, my friend! =)

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  14. Thanks to the Hero Arts Tweet, I didn't miss seeing this beauty!! LOVE your ATC!! I bet it looks even more amazing in person! Love love the inking!!

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  15. super cute ATC Donna. The way you added the flower and butterfly stamp is cool

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  16. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous ATC!! The colors are amazing! Great work!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  17. Love the layered look! I gotta try my new inks out too!

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  18. What a great concept!! Love the subtle flowers on the ground and butterflies in the sky!!

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  19. This is so cute Donna! Love how you created the background :)

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  20. WONDERFUL card! Love your design distressin and choice of colors! Hugs, Karin

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