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ATCs! - June 2023 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the blog! This week, I created a set of ATCs using a Tim Holtz stamp set, Distress Oxides, and some thread from my stash along with the June 2023 Cards, Tags, & More Kit.

I cut four 2-1/2” x 3-1/2” rectangles out of the embossed flower kraft stock, added my stamping, picked out some butterflies, dragonflies, and flowers from the pop-out kraft stock, then layered everything up! Be sure to check out my video for the process of how these came together!



To start my ATC decoration process, I cut out a few pieces from the Dress My Craft “Transfer Me” sheet and added them to the center of the bases. After the transfers were in place and I made sure the kraft base was dry, I cut a 1” wide strip of Post-It® paper to lay across the base before adding the “Bold Botanical” stamps with black pigment ink.

To add a little protection to the kraft base, and to give a little tooth (Tooth is what allows paint, pastel, or whatever to bind to the surface) to the transfers, I sprayed my ATCs with some Workable Fixatif. You could easily use clear gesso instead, I just used the Fixatif because it goes on and dries faster!

After the Fixatif was dry, I eyeball-realigned the stamps on the ATCs and then stamped on the Oxides. It didn’t matter if the Oxide stamping was perfectly aligned with the black pigment ink stamping, because I was just going to spritz the ATCs with water to activate the Oxides. After I had the Oxide stamping finished, I spritzed the cards with some water, then, after the water was dry, I added another layer of Fixatif.

After the Fixatif had dried, I used blending brushes to ink the edges of the ATCs and a bit of the petal with the Oxides, spritzed everything again, then, using my heat gun on low heat, I partly dried the Oxides before letting the ATCs finish air drying.

For a layer of protection on the Oxides, I rubbed on some MicroGlaze, then used a paper towel to ensure it was rubbed in well and remove any excess.
Finally, with the bases complete, it was time to put all the elements together! I used the handle of a paintbrush to help give a little shape to the wings of the dragonflies and butterflies, as well as to the edges of the flower petals after separating the petals partway so they would curl up easier. Then, I just layered everything up in this order:
  1. ATC base
  2. dragonfly or butterfly
  3. “mess” of thread
  4. flower

And that was all there was to it! The stamping took the longest, and even that wasn’t too long once I had decided which Oxides I wanted to use on each ATC!



Thank you for joining me here today on the blog! I hope you enjoyed these ATCs and they gave you an idea of what you can make using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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In addition to this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I used:

Distress Oxide: Prize Ribbon, Kitsch Flamingo, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Tim Holtz “Bold Botanicals” Stamp Set, ColorBox Black Pigment Brush Pad, We R Memory Keepers 3-Way Corner Punch, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Coats & Clark Pastel Variegated Thread, Gorilla Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks, blending brushes

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