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.
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.
- ATC base
- dragonfly or butterfly
- “mess” of thread
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