THIS IS MY WINDOW ATC
A friend gave me a package of greeting cards from Flower Soft. They are cards that you cut out and layer and then apply flower soft to certain areas of the card. Looking through those I found the perfect card to use as my Window ATC. These are standard greeting card size so I had to re-size it and then print it out. After several tries I got it right. When I'm doing something like this I set my printer to black and white until I get it right. Then I print it out in color. I cut them out. There four layers counting the base. I applied Glossy Accents to the windows so that they would look more like glass. While I was waiting for the Glossy Accents to dry I matched paint to the color of the curtains and painted white card stock to be the wall the window was in. While that dried I put foam squares on the pieces and assembled the window. Then I applied Flower Soft to the flowers seen through the open window. I centered the window on the painted card stock and glued it into place.
THESE ARE THE ATC'S I RECEIVED
The next swaps theme was "Lighthouses". I was hoping that one day there would be a lighthouse swap. I had three cancelled lighthouse stamps that I had saved. they were far to pretty to throw away.
THIS IS MY LIGHTHOUSE ATC
I often saved cancelled stamps. So many are little works of art. I especially like them when the canceled stamp is straight across the stamp or miss it almost completely. This ATC is a collage of cancelled stamps. I cut an ATC size piece of white card stock. Then I applied glue using a glue stick to the back of each stamp and pressed them in place. I am sloppy with the glue stick letting the glue ooze out around the edges of the stamp. Then I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and applied heat to set it. I love the molten metal look that I get with this technique. Then I applied blue glitter around the edge of the lighthouse stamp and using foam squares I put it in place.
THESE ARE THE ATC'S THAT I RECEIVED
I hope that you enjoyed seeing these ATC's as much as I enjoyed receiving them. Swapping ATC's is so much fun. It's like that saying "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." The one thing that you can be sure of is that you're going to love them.