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« on: March 05, 2007 08:49:34 AM »

So ... I've done a total of eight or so ATCs. In the past week. And in my life. I thought it would be fun to enter this challenge. I borrowed one of my mom's many butterfly stamps to create it. I plan on giving the set to her at some point. She loves scrapbooking and altered items, and I thought it would be nice to share some of my first ATC work with her.

First, the set:



And (really big photos of) the individual cards:







You may not be able to tell, but only half of the butterfly is glued down on any card. I wanted them to have a flight-ish quality, so I left one side free.

I'm pretty proud of them, for my first try. I hope you like them!
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007 09:24:26 AM »

They're very pretty, you did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007 10:30:51 AM »

oh wow, those are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the words
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007 10:40:17 AM »

Thanks! Glad you both like them!

Some details: The bases are some random stiff paper that I found at work noone uses it anymore, so I decided I should adopt it. They are a pale green sort of color, and faded along some of the edges. I aged the edges with a brown inkpad. The paper with words is from an old book that I'm sloooowly altering. I've cut niches in it and put a tree on the cover, but that's about it.

The colored paper is painted using faux watercolors: food coloring mixed with water. (There's somehow some sparkle in some of the paper, though I have no idea where it came from, as I didn't put any sparkle in.) Some of the pages had a tie-dye effect. I edged those with a gold inkpad, to give it a little brightness. I did the lettering myself, with a small tipped Sharpie.

I colored the stamped, cut out butterflies with colored pencils. Everything is stuck together with a big ol' glue stick.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007 12:44:37 PM »

I'm not really the biggest fan of ATC's but these are really pretty and elegant looking!
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007 02:46:13 PM »

I'm not really the biggest fan of ATC's but these are really pretty and elegant looking!

Heh-Heh, stick around, we tend to grow on ya'.  Grin

Great cards Monster-child.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007 03:09:36 PM »

Terrific cards!
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2007 08:44:25 AM »

Love those cards - very nicely done!
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2007 07:36:34 AM »

Thanks, goatgoddess! I'm really happy with them. I gave them to my mom, and she told me that she'd taken them to work to show off to someone she knows that does ATCs, and that she had really liked them, too. I wonder if my mom's co-worker is a craftster ...
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