Saturday, 11 March 2017

It's the weekend!

Hi there readers and followers,

Bit of a change for me today ... my first project isn't a card, ATC or even a journal page!! Many of you will know that I have been swapping ATC materials with a trading card buddy on the Isle of Skye for a number of years (11 to be more precise!) and, for most of that time, we've been doing the materials thing. Recently, we've both felt the need for a change so have come up with themed swaps. We will each suggest six themes and then alternate them in a "master" list. 

So, new swap .... I thought this might be a good time for a new holder to put them in ..... they get a little battered going backwards and forwards in the post month after month and, to that end, I used some 300gsm Costco double sided paper/card, choosing to further strengthen with the addition of a piece of 200gsm card. Once I had made the basic shape I cut a piece of 200gsm card which I then decorated .... like so

My four ATC holder
And a closer view
Materials used:
  • Costco 300gsm double sided paper
  • Double sided tape to seal the edges and centre join (to keep the ATC's all separate)
  • Rymans 200gsm white card cut to fit
  • Spray inks: Dylusions bubblegum and lemon zest, Perfect Pearls sunflower sparkle and Tattered Angels glimmer mist ? (this last ink was sprayed through the Dutchdoobadoo hessian stencil) and set aside to dry
  • Dylusions border stamps inked using Ranger Archival jet black ink around the outer edges before using the same ink and the Dylusions alphabet for the piece's title.
  • Tsukineko white gelly roll gel pen to accent the letters
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to seal these water based inks - for their travels MAY involve rain!!!
  • Small circle punch used to punch a thumb notch in one side of each of the ATC holder openings (to facilitate easy removal of ATC's)
  • I used Tombow dual purpose glue to attach my image panel to the ATC holder



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative Artiste - challenge No. 24 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES

And now, on to my next make ..


My card
And a closer view showing the bling!
The front and back of my card and front of my envelope
The inside of my card and reverse of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White 18 x 12cm, 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • White 200gsm card panel cut to 17½ x 11½cm for insert
  • Penny Black leaf image and JOFY sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Self adhesive glitter droplets in turquoise and blue and tiny faux crystals, to bling up the otherwise monochrome make



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 319 - LEAVES .... and I remembered that it's also ONE LAYER CARD WEEK ... FIRST attempt!
  2. Polkadoodles - challenge No. 10 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. That's Crafty - March 10th challenge - BLING IT UP
  4. Simply Papercraft - challenge No. 44 - ANYTHING GOES

14 comments:

lilian said...


Great ATC , and love the stamp on the card,

both looking great,

lilian

SARN said...

Brilliant ATC card holder mate. Very colourful.

Also love your chic monochrome leafy one layer LIM card with added bling.

Happy Saturday xxx

Liz said...

Two super creations, Kathy. Your ATC holder is a great idea, love the design. A perfect CAS card too for the LIM challenge - very elegant. xx

Clare Lloyd said...

Great card kathy. Good luck with your new swaps idea

Skye said...

Lovely ATC holder, a clever idea. I like the colour combination. Your card for LIM is so very stylish

Ann Tuck said...

Great card for the LIM challenge Kathy - simple and elegant with bling - perfect!

Esther said...

Fabulous ATC, Kathy! Love the bright, vibrant colours! Your leaf card is super elegant with its clean lines and scalloped edges. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Susan said...

Perfectly CAS...love how you coordinated the entire set. Lovely. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Nonni said...

What an elegant leaf card in black and white, great job!

Pat said...

I love your ATC folder in those pretty colours Kathy, and the simple leaves are really elegant in the black against the white with just a scattering of the glittery gems. x

Neets B said...

Loving how you've bling-ed up your monochrome one layer with those little pops of colour, super foliage stamp too.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your ATC folder Kathy that alphabet is fab! Your LIM card is very elegant, another stamp for my wishlist!
Val x

Michelle Windsor said...

Just gorgeous love the palm frongs Polkadoodles Challenge
Michelle DT

Lisa West said...

Fab makes. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx