It is time for the June version of my ATC (Artist Trading Card) Birthday swap. When I need to jump-start my creativity I look at the leftovers sitting on my table. I was inspired by the punches from the Tonic Butterfly border punch to make a butterfly ATC. They were from the card that is in the post from Thursday!
The background is Stamp Out Cute stamp that I have owned since the mid 90’s, purchased unmounted at the Portland Stamp Convention. It is stamped in Tsukinkeo Versa Mark and embossed with clear embossing powder on Bristol 100 pound paper. Using a heavier card stock is my preference when working with techniques that involve water. I colored swatches of the stamped area with Faber Casteel Gelatos in Cotton Candy, Lime, and Guava then spritzed it with water. I moved the color around with a paper towel and removed the excess from the embossed areas.
The tiny butterfly confetti is contained in an envelope made from up-cycled plastic bag packaging die cut with Sizzix Card & Envelope Mini Elegant die. The edges were sealed with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. I found that using a cotton swab I was able to apply a very thin layer that dried more quickly, but still it took overnight! After the butterfly confetti was sealed into the mini envelope, Vellum Glue Dots adhesive was used to adhere the envelope to the ATC. The final touch is the “Happy Birthday” sentiment by Studio G stamped in Tsukineko StazOn Azure.
I would like to enter this ATC in the following challenges: