Friday, 25 June 2010

My first ATC

I took part in my first ever ATC swap recently. My swap partner was the lovely Sarah from Rainmac's Place I've already blogged the gorgeous ATC and card she sent me, I just hope she likes my offerings as much!

The theme of the swap was embossing. I've never made an ATC before, but will definitely be making more as there is so much scope for incorporating them into other pieces of work. I also really enjoyed working in small space.

The background was created using distress inks and the blender tool. The images have been stamped in black ink and then heat embossed three times to give a really glossy finish.

Heat Gun
Tim Holtz Blender Tool

ATC - made using white card from The Papermill
Embossing Powder
Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Victorian Velvet, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Forest Moss

I'd like to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
Sew Many Challenges - Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Oldest, lateset or greatest


  1. Beautiful ATC. Your techniques are lovely!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

  2. I love this, it is very cool. Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges this week. Hugs, Anita

  3. Beautiful, love it. Thanks for playing along at SMC.

  4. looks fab the background is super

  5. your first ATC is beautiful Claire!! dont stop now, hope you will join in with the future swaps :) Xx

  6. That's lovely Claire i love the glossy sheen on the branches x

  7. Claire, its perfect, love how you have got the light and dark so perfectly.
    hugs chris xx

  8. It's beautiful, I love the shades of the background, just gorgeous xxx

  9. It's beautiful, the distress inks look fab on the card

  10. WOW, how elegant is that, you definately need to do more. X

  11. Great work Claire! Can I suggest you make large ones, frame and sell them, they are amazing. Jaqui x


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