“In the Clouds” ATC Card

In the Clouds ATC card 1

In my last post, I shared with you my very first ATC card.  After that first one, I have been on an ATC roll, and today, I share with you the second ATC I made.

The inspiration for my card was a sepia tone, vintage style image of a woman wearing a paper crown that I had clipped from a trade show catalog.  I found some printed cardstock in my stash that I had gotten from a class I had taken at Scrapbook Expo a year and a half ago.  I chose this one that had a cloud design to use for the front of my ATC:

Small cardstock with cloud design

I glued another piece of cardstock from the same paper collection to the back of my ATC.

Back of ATC card

Back of ATC card

After I glued the image of the woman to the front of my card, I proceeded to embellish it.  Given the more neutral tones of the image and the cardstock, I wanted to add some pops of color.  I added two strips of super sticky double stick tape along the length of the card.

Super sticky double sided tape

Super sticky double sided tape

I added coppery glitter to one of the strips and a multicolored glitter to the other one, creating two glittery bands that resembled ribbon.

Glitter and sparkly embellishments

I added a strip of these yellow sparklies to the top of the copper glitter:

Strip of yellow concave sparklies

(Don’t remember what these are called, but I also got them from Scrapbook Expo).

I found some more embellishments in my stash of supplies from Scrapbook Expo, including a piece of chipboard that said, “In the clouds,” and adhered them to my ATC.  I inked the edges of the chipboard with a gold paint pen to give it more visual interest.

Chipboard phrase

I felt there was too much empty space on my ATC, especially in the gaps between the image of the woman and the other embellishments, so I got out the magazine ad that had all those colorful images of flowers that I used to decorate my first ATC, and proceeded to cut out a bunch of small flowers and glued them to my card to fill in the gaps.

"In the Clouds" ATC card

“In the Clouds” ATC card

Although the addition of the flowers was originally unplanned, I really like how all the extra colors that were introduced really prettied up my card and blended really well with the sepia tone of the lady.

I sealed my ATC with the Perfect Paper Adhesive, and my second ATC was done.

Stay tuned for more ATC’s!


About Serena Y Lee

Serena worked in the biotech industry for 18 years before leaving to pursue her life purpose – to live in freedom with creativity and simplicity. Her love for baking, creativity, and story-telling compelled her to start blogging to share her ideas with a wider audience.

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