Wow! it's been ages since I made an atc. I'd forgotten how fun they are to create. I'm in a swap called Butterflies Everywhere on Split Coast Stampers. One of the categories is atcs . Butterflies and atcs...how could I resist?
I used some paper I've had for ages for the background. It's from the Butterflies & Blossoms Stack from DCWV. I used very thin silver cord to outline the stripe with the printed butterflies. Then I stamped a Lockhart butterfly stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on white cardstock and coloured it with my Prismacolor Pencils. The dots which appear white in the photo are actually very glittery. Dots of Glossy Accents were covered in Stamp N Plus' Opalescent glitter which is super fine and very shiny. Wish I could have captured that for you. I wanted those dots to repeat the shininess of the silver dots on the blue paper. Anyway, Ms. Butterfly was popped up on foam dots both for dimension and because she is the star of the show :)
Paper flowers were Glimmer Misted to match the butterfly. A shiny bead was added to the center of the layered flower and two punched sprigs to the bottom. The words were computer generated, mounted on brown and silver, and popped up on foam dots. The whole atc is very glowy.
I have a quirky thing (among many) about finishing the backs of my atcs. My go-to system is to make a small pocket on the back. A tag is punched and decorated on one side with my swap info on the other side. It's kind of a little bonus surprise for my swap-mates and it finishes off the card so it's pretty on both sides.
Well, thanks for visiting. Hope you get some crafty time today.
Life is good; so is art.