Friday, August 24, 2012

Birthday ATC's and a Card

Birthday ATC's
Can you believe we are in the third week of August already!? The time is flying by again this year!
This week I have been playing with Kaisercraft's 'Save the Date' papers and have made a set of four 'Birthday ATC's'.
The base for all four is a 3.5'' x 2.5'' piece of Coredinations Cardstock. The colours are St Valentino, Lime, Raspberry and Blue Lightening.
On top of this I have layered a slightly trimmed Inkssentials Manila ATC covered with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape (Symphony).
I thought the music on this tissue tape would be a very appropriate birthday background, since celebrations and music go together so perfectly. :)
After that, each ATC is different.
The first has a Lollypop banner stretched across the top. I made this by knotting three Lollipop Silver Charms onto a piece of Pink Organza Ribbon.
I added a small pink brad to hide the knots. A Snag 'em stamps Ice Cream Cone is stamped with Black Archival Ink and coloured with Copic Markers, then cut out and put on the card. The front one is popped up on dimensional squares.
The "Congrats" sentiment is cut from Save the Date's Cheers. (There are some word strips and heaps of different border strips on the reverse). After mounting it on some of the St Valentino cardstock, I also gave it a boost with a dimensional square.
The second card has a heart banner. This was stamped using the Kaisercraft Save the Date "Pennants" Clear Stamp and coloured with Copic Markers. Right in the centre there is a Cupcake Silver Charm
This time I have used the Snag 'em Hello Cupcake! stamp, coloured with Copic Markers, and the words "Fun, Fun, Fun" from Save the Date's Cheers are mounted on Lime cardstock. The banner and the word strips are popped up on dimensional squares.
The third card's banner is cut from Save the Date's Cheers patterned paper ... the string is a piece of beading wire - the memory kind that holds it's shape. Each flag is popped up on a dimensional square. 
The word strip - "Celebrate", still from Cheers - is also popped up and is mounted on some Raspberry cardstock. In the top right corner I have attached a silver Present Charm with a bright pink brad. The four balloons on the left hand side are all stamped with Snag 'Em's Balloon stamp and coloured in with Copic Markers.
The fourth and final ATC has a banner stamped from the Kaisercraft Save the Date "Pennants" Clear Stamp across the top. Again it was coloured with Copic Markers, as was the Snag 'Em Present stamp underneath it.
The silver Present Charm is attached with a blue brad this time and the word strip from Cheers is mounted on Blue Lightening cardstock.
I was quite happy with the way these ATC's turned out ... they're so bright and cheerful and they were fun to make. 
Anybody want to swap??
Michele XX

Tracy here with  another card!!!
I couldn't resist using our new Tangerine flowers (OMG the colours are gorgeous!)

Using a twiddleybitz kraft card and ink blending vintage photo then heat embossing a flourish stamp with Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel Gold to create the background

The 11cm white doily has been sprayed with Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist
Topaz Rhinestones and Tangerine Roses to frame the doily

I cut one of our bottle corks in half to create a vase 
and filled the vase with

 I love this card so much (& the flowers), that I have started a layout exactly the same as the card

Hope your weekend is creative and fun


elainec said...

Absolutely stunning I know I shouln't look but cannot help myself . I now NEED to go shopping .


Hey Michele love your cards and thanks for the comment on my blog re my dream card...still being very muchly influenced by Finn's classes we did here in Darwin :o)

scrapMel said...

I just love those gorgeous ATC and I love the card using the cork as the vase base. beautiful.