How are you loving atcs? I have to admit I'm quite smitten and I also love that atcs are exactly the same size as Pocket Letter inserts - more for your money and time then. Check out these atc details:
Some info about creating ATCs -
• measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 X 89 mm)
• be traded for other cards - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve
• be signed and dated on the back of the card
And this month's theme is SPARKLE. What coild be better than that? And what immediatley jumps into my head when I think of sparkle - well apart from Christmas - FAIRIES. So my atc features the very beautiful and totally adorable Lavinia Stamps fairy - well actually it's a pixie, but we won't fall out about that!
I used a scrap of left over brusho watercoloured card and a circle stencil to create a moon. I then stamped and heat embossed the pixie and verse in shiny black. Great thing about the small scale of atcs is that you can use up those leftover bits of card or even the bits that went totally wrong!
I used a gelly roll pen to add extra sparkle to the stars, moon and fairy wings on the washing line - see even fairies and pixies have to do their washing!
I finished off the atc by inking round the edges with black soot distress ink. Loving all these moody dark colours!
Stamps: Lavinia, Small Pixies, Stars 2, Fairy Dust, Wet Wings
Inks: Brusho, purple & crimson; Versafine, onyx black; Versamark + Ranger superfine black embossing powder; Ranger distress, wilted violet, black soot
Pen: Sakura Gelly Roll, clear star
OK that's my atc all done and shared, now I'm hoping that maybe you'd like to create a sparkle atc, share it at Happy Little Stampers - HERE - and maybe come swap it with me. Just leave a message in the comments if you're up for a swap.
I'm popping this card into the challenge at Just Us Girls. Thanks Vicki for the heads up about this challenge.
Thanks so much for your time today, I'm thrilled you spent some of it here with me on my blog.
And keep crafting!