Tuesday, September 6, 2016

First ever ATC card

So for the Round Robin for September over at Swirlydoos it's going to be 4 weeks of making ATC cards. There won't be any teams but each week is going to be a different category each week and you can do whatever week you want or you can do all of them. I'm hoping to try all of them, at least that's the plan. So here are the categories for each week:
Week 1: Vintage due by 9/10
Week 2: Steampunk due by 9/17
Week 3: Seasonal/Holiday due by 9/24
Week 4: Eclectic due by 9/30

It was a little intimidating since ATC's are only 2½" x 3½" so you really have to think about what you want to do and put on the card. I had this small photo of my Dad taken back in 1941 when he was just 18 so I thought it would be perfect for the vintage card. For my background on the card I took a page out of an old romance paper back book that I had in my stash and glued that onto my card. I then took my "Vintage" distress ink and distressed the edges quite a bit. Then I took the same ink and rubbed some of the ink onto the rest of the card. I also took some "Broken China" distress ink and added that to the background also.Here's how it turned out..
For the rest of the card I added some cream colored lace, a small pearl flourish, a small card stock clock and in each corner I used some of Prima's Junkyard findings screw heads. I popped up the photo with some cardboard and pop dots on the info strip. I'm really quite happy at how this turned out. What do you think?