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« on: January 08, 2007 12:15:55 AM »

okay people.I'm a newbie at ATC's.I had never heard of them until I came across them on Crafster.So I was scrolling to see exactly what they are.Well you all answered the question.But now I have a question.I had a huge aha moment.I'm thinking about making beaded ATC's.Theme unimportant could be anything at any moment for me.So no particular theme right now.
But I need some help getting started.First I know I have enough beads to get started.But what should I use to glue the beads on the ATC?Also what exactly should a ATC size be and what should I use?It will have to be sturdy enough to hold the weight of the beads w/o bending.Any help would be appreciated.Thanks. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2007 05:04:40 AM »

An ATC measures 2.5 x 3.5
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136601.0

I use matt board for my ATC's and it's very stiff. I think I'd use Aleene's Tacky Glue for your beads.  Elmer's is great but takes longer to dry.

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2007 07:20:49 AM »

If you mount them on a decorated/painted playing card they should be sturdy enough for beading. I agree with Tee- I use Aleene's Tacky glue that I apply thinly with a scraper to keep it thin ( and being a true craftster I use the recycled credit cards from my junk mail for this!) Enjoy it
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2007 12:14:05 PM »

there's all sorts of different materials you can use as a base for your ATCs.  If you have some empty cereal boxes, they can sometimes be a good base, or thin cardboard for mailing.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2007 07:06:55 PM »

I'm rather new to ATC's as well.
I just finished these ATC's today.
I stiched the beads onto some regular weight scrapbooking paper then glued a playing card to the back(to make it sturdy), then covered the back of the card with more scrapbooking paper.


The Dogwood Flower Kimono.


Dragonfly

Neither of these feel finished to me.  I think they need frames or borders or somthing.

Here's the instructions for Surface stiching:
www.beadseast.com/surfacebeading.pdf
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2007 07:57:54 PM »

Those are gorgeous!  I do agree they need a border. Some around here paint and some run their edges across a raised inkpad. I don't think either of those are right for your delicate cards though.  I've put scrapbook & construction paper in my shredder to get even strips. You might lay some around your cards and see if that works  Huh

Oh or ribbon. That'd be soft enough I think.

Let us know what you decide.  And welcome to our world.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2007 08:32:02 PM »

Those are beautiful!

I think you have way more patience than I do.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2007 10:22:00 PM »

gorgeeus beadbrain!!  a textural border would frame your work, maybe ribbon as Tee suggested  highlighted with spaced out beads or little trios of beads?  lovely cards Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2007 05:56:02 PM »

That dragonfly is GORGEOUS! I agree, try using ribbon. Or lace. It's a very feminine card.
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Those are beautiful!
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