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1  This...is my boomstick! Evil Dead - Ash Williams ATC in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by calamitycarm on: May 28, 2012 06:47:10 PM


I was introduced to the awesomeness of Evil Dead in a film class that I took while in high school - I had a pretty great teacher.  Anytime I can work in an Evil Dead reference, I do  Grin

This was done for a red and black atc swap.
I hand cut the radial triangles/lines out of 2 different sheets of red cardstock - mirrored/shiny and pearl.  The silhouette of Ash and the black frame are also hand cut out of black cardstock and I put a black glaze on top.
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2  Textured Dragon ATC in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by calamitycarm on: January 21, 2012 09:48:06 PM
I made this dragon ATC for my first swap, not to mention my first ATCs ever.  I used the circles from a hole punch for textured scales & applied each one with tweezers.  Before the finally trimming of the shape, I estimated that I used approximate 100 circles. This is on my list of projects that I seriously underestimated the work and time involved. I was fooled by the deceptively small ATC size.  LOL.  But, it turned out well so I'm happy.   

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3  Quilled Dia de los Muertos ATC in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by calamitycarm on: January 21, 2012 09:30:56 PM
This was my 2nd attempt at quilling for my very first ATC cards for my first swap ever. 

Other than having to work with teeny tiny quilling pieces & tweezers, the biggest problem I had was trying to mount the quilling onto cardstock. I used a combo of glue dots (the quilling got skewed when I put them on Sad) and tacky glue (didn't seem sufficient).  Can anyone give me advice on this? 


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4  altoid tin shrine in Completed Projects by calamitycarm on: January 03, 2012 02:22:17 PM
I made this altoid tin shrine, dedicated to my grandma, for my sister.  I love shrines but haven't completed one until now. This is my first attempt at making anything out of an altoids tin.
After sanding most of the paint off, I used Martha Stewart's metal primer.
I put one of my favorite quotes/sayings on the front "Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy."


On the interior, I included a few items representative of my grandma's interests - cooking/baking, gardening, sewing. I had some blue floral fabric of hers, so I included a piece of that.


I was really tempted to keep this pocket shrine for myself but I think most arts & crafts are best when shared  Smiley  So, I sent it off in the mail today.  Besides I already have a telephone table/box that I'm in the process of converting into a shrine.
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5  Movie Inspired Craft Briefcase (Paper Craft Tool Storage) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by calamitycarm on: December 07, 2011 09:51:15 PM
This briefcase is inspired by my love of film, and the need to keep my more dangerous craft items away from my kids.  Finally, after about a year (on & off) of searching for just the right briefcase, I found one at Goodwill.  After cutting and fitting the foam into the breifcase, I felt like something was missing.  I thought about adding fabric to the top section, but didn't want to wait even longer trying to find just the right fabric. So, I decided to add photos of tough, gun toting chicas to inspire me while crafting.  
I still have a few more tools to add, but so far it holds my basic papers, exacto knives, bone folder, scissors, and, of course, my glue gun.  The utility knife is my husband's, which is why it's not fitted into the foam. I hope to get my own soon.  I still have a couple things to add, like other scissors, an embossing & stylus set.
PS This is my first post. I'm not sure if this is exactly the right place to post this, but it is paper crafting item related. Already had some trouble attempting to post, so hopefully 3rd time is a charm & the flickr link will work.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10140228@N03/sets/72157628328217199/








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