Friday, June 27, 2008

Friendship Blossoms Through Time ATCs

This is a set of ATCs that I've created for a swap with a very talented friend of mine from Norway. I want to make these ATCs to be special and carries meaning in them. (Just liked what I would do when I scrap a layout)

From the title above, you would have guessed that the meaning in each ATCs makes up a message or saying. I will explain each and everyone of them in detail.

Friendship ATC:
1) I've distressed the edges of the base card stock here using the scissors technique and inked it with distress ink. I've used a circle pattern paper to layer it and stamped some words on it using distress ink too.
2) I've masked a flower and doodled on it using a white gel pen and stamped some bubbles and heat embossed it using some embossing powder. I've also covered it with some glossy accents for dimension. (This resembles the sweetness in a 'Friendship")
3) I've torn part of the card and stitched on it. (This resembles the bitterness in every friendship. It's always never too late for us to try to mend it.)
4) I've used an image of two little girls walking together to resemble the word "friendship".
5) The frame of the title is stamped and heat embossed using gold embossing powder. The title is hand written using white gel pen.
Blossoms ATC:

1) I've distressed the edges of the base card stock here using the scissors technique and inked it with distress ink. Then, I've printed a picture of some daisies to layer on it.
2) The flower is created using the "Alcohol Inked Vellum Flowers" technique. I've also added some glitters on it for some bling. I've also added some butterflies stickers on the ATC. (This resembles the word "Blossoms")
3) The flourishes had been stamped and heat embossed on a black card stock and later cut it out to attach to the ATC.
4) I've added a row of stitching on the right border and included a small tag for the title. I've also added some crackle accents to the tag for some dimensions.
Through ATC:

1) To resemble the word "Through", I've used a transparency for the base of this ATC. I've used a picture of me to layer behind the transparency.

2) I've also added a piece of pattern paper which I've distressed using the scissors, inking and masking technique behind my picture.

3) I've randomly stamped some flowers using a white solvent ink all over the transparency.

4) To stamped the scrollies on the transparency, I've used a black solvent ink. I've also added some glitters to it.

5) I've used some mini brads to attach the piece which contain my picture to the transparency.

Time ATC:

1) I've used many clock images here to resemble the word "Time".

2) The base of this ATC is created using a card stock which I've used the
"Gesso Distressing" technique to distress it.

3) For dimensions, I've added a chipboard circle which I've covered with handmade paper and crackle accents.

4) I've also stamped and heat embossed a clock on the lower left corner of the ATC.

5) The title are actually alpha stickers where I've added details to it by inking and stitching on it.

I really hope she likes this set of ATCs that I've created for her and the "saying" that comes with it will be true for our friendship.

Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basic; Pattern Paper: Hot Off The Press (Paper Pizazz), Provo Craft; Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Emboss It, Ranger Adirondack, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Ranger Blending Solution, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Hampton Art, Heidi Swapp; Others: Glitters (Ranger Stickles), Ranger Inkssentials Crackle Accents, Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, Ranger Alcohol Ink Applicator, Zig pens, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, transparency, eyelet, brads.


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Kiki K said...

Love all your work but this one is perfect!!! with the meaning and all...
friendship blossoms through time... so so true.
keep up the good work and thank you for the ideas

lyloo16 said...

J'ai découvert ton blog il y à peu de temps mais j'ai fais le tour entier de celui ci, je suis éblouie par tant de merveilles, c'est du bonheur à 1000%
Et merci pour ce partage de toutes ses techniques.
A bientôt. Lyloo.

~Danity Doll~ said...

wow this is totally stunning!! i'm sure she will love it.

LaY hOoN said...

This is so beautiful.
Love the time ATC !

Beate said...

How kreative and gorgeous! I love your vintage-style.

Have a great weekend.

AgilityIG said...

OMGOsh... am I first???? Probably not! LOL

I love the new ATCs Irene!!!!

Ying Pang, said...


Åshild Ruud said...

I love 'em, I love 'em, I love 'em! :)

Thank you SO much, Irene! You've made my day.

Big hugs!

dutchbird said...

The cards look amazing, such fabulous details!


altered geisha said...

These are just divine and I love how they spell out the sentence.

The scroll stamp is beautiful and very diverse...... love the meanings behind the friendship tearing and stitched ATC.

scrapalicious said...

such a beautiful and meaningful ATC-set! I'm sure she'll love it!!
I sure do!! And... picked some ideas out of it to use myself.
always a pleasure to stop by overhere :)

Marsha said...

Meme beat me, lolol. That is a beautiful set of ATC's! I love that you made each to mean something special

Tesa said...

They are GORGEOUS!!!! You do the most amazing work! Have a great week!

StrawberryPia said...

Time the clock ATC the most!! I wanna have the same creativity as you!! Great job Irene! You ROCK! :) *hugs* Pia

croppin carla said...

Can I just say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE coming to your blog to see all of your fabulous work.......learn all of these great techniques.......I wish I had more time to play around with some of my stuff and do things like you do......they are just stunning. I love the velum alcohol ink flower idea.....I may have to try that!

blushpea said...

WOW. You are absolutely incredible & these are some of the most spectacular & special ATCs I've ever seen. Thanks so much for walking us through your techniques & the symbolism behind them. I know you from & am soo grateful I take the time to check out your blog here. Take care & keep up the stunning creativity!

dragonflys said...

wow what a beautiful set of atc cards

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Jamie said...

Wow!!! These are so wonderful! She will LOVE them! You are so very thoughtfull! Love the time and effort put into these!!! And yes, thank you for explaining so well! Such a treat!!


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