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« Reply #760 on: February 22, 2011 12:47:20 PM »

I'm not sure if this is the right place, but if you cut your own ATCs  - this site shows how to get 10 ATC from a letter size (or A4) sheet.

or if you have 12" square scrapbook paper, you can get 16 ATCs and 4 inchies. Cut the 12" paper in 4 squares of 6x6 and cut it like this (not drawn to scale) with 4 ATCs around the edges and an inchie in the center





I love cutting my own ATC blanks... I have tons of scrapbook paper and am finding the prints make awesome backgrounds.

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« Reply #761 on: February 22, 2011 04:55:56 PM »

A word of caution on the packing tape transfer method.  I was told by a paper maker to never pour the paper pulp down the drain.  As I was rubbing off the paper, I realized that that was paper pulp.

So, I put a coffee filter in a bowl and poured the watery pulp into that, making sure that the sides of the filter stayed up.  When I was done, I'd pull out the filter, squeeze out the water, throw the filter o' pulp out and pour away the water.

So far, so good!  lol
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« Reply #762 on: February 25, 2011 07:41:53 AM »

Thanks, mxer! I haven't seen that technique before, and now I want to give it a try.
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« Reply #763 on: April 10, 2011 07:16:00 PM »

I was about to ask if you can buy atc blanks anywhere? I'm a hopeless cutter!
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« Reply #764 on: April 10, 2011 08:32:44 PM »

There are quite a lot of places online. Just do an internet search for ATC Blanks and you will get lots of hits.


I was about to ask if you can buy atc blanks anywhere? I'm a hopeless cutter!

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« Reply #765 on: May 14, 2011 11:50:58 AM »

I'm new to this thread, but have been an ATC making and trading addict since last January, and thought I'd share a technique: using recycled magazine pages (nope, not for cutting and pasting pictures, but for making coloured strips of paper with all kinds of patterns).

How does it work?
You tear the coloured parts of old magazine pages into strips (could be any part of a page, for instance a picture of a person, of flowers, of a building, a road, of textile, advertisements, backgrounds, etc.; just look for pretty colours and interesting patterns). Then...
1. You can use the strips as they are, on a cardstock background, like this:

2. You can glue them on a piece of printer paper, draw a silhouet on the back, cut it out and glue that onto cardstock:



3. Or you can combine the two, and cut a white border around your silhouet:

4. Or you can simply use the coloured stripes as a background.
(I made several of those, but haven't photographed them yet.

I don't want this post to be pic obese, so if you want to see more examples, check out my Flickr ATC set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/made_by_beag/sets/72157625790653892/

For glue I use Pritt sticks.

And be warned: this technique is highly addictive and once you have tried it, you want to tear up every magazine you see (which could get you into trouble)!

Enjoy!
BeaG

PS: as you probably already noticed from the pictures: magazine printing is hard to scan! I now started photographing instead of scanning this type of ATC's.
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« Reply #766 on: May 14, 2011 12:17:12 PM »

Those are nice, BeaG! Even though scanning magazine images has its difficulties, I like the dotty effect when they're used as an abstract background like yours are.  Smiley
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« Reply #767 on: May 14, 2011 02:36:45 PM »

Thank you, Calluna!
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« Reply #768 on: May 14, 2011 06:25:45 PM »

Those are great, BeaG! Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #769 on: May 15, 2011 08:31:04 AM »

I haven't reached this last page yet, reading through this very interesting thread, so I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but this is how I have no trouble at all cutting (with scissors, actually) my own ATC blanks.

I made an A4 sheet with 9 ATC backsides in MS Publisher.
Very easy: I made one backside, entered the ATC sizes as page sizes and added a thin line border around it.
My backgrounds have the following text (but with more line spaces between them):
Created by:
Country:
E-mail:
ATC number:
Date:
Title:
Then I told MS Publisher that I wanted to have 9 of these 'images' on the same page.

Now I just have to print this page of backsides onto (the backside of) cardstock or other sturdy paper that is suitable to go through my printer.
If I want to use a different paper, or coloured paper, for my ATC backgrounds, I print the backsides on printer paper and glue them onto the back of that background paper.
Next step: cut over the black lines (I use scissors) and you'll have a perfectly sized ATC!

On my (A4) backside page, the images have margins. That might not be the most economical way, but I prefer it that way. When I glue an ATC backside to another kind of paper, I do so with a little margin. Then I cut it to the correct size (over the thin black lines) through both layers, and the edges won't peel away from eachother.

Since turning an MS Publisher file into a jpg file doesn't work, I will try and scan a page with ATC backsides and upload it as a printable image sometime soon (I hope).
In the meantime: it isn't difficult to make your own.

Please let me know if anything is not clear (English is not my first language).
BeaG
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