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:
I glued another piece of cardstock from the same paper collection to the back of my ATC.
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.
I added coppery glitter to one of the strips and a multicolored glitter to the other one, creating two glittery bands that resembled ribbon.
I added a strip of these yellow sparklies to the top of the copper glitter:
(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.
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.
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!