Saturday, March 10, 2018

Snarky ATCs

Hi everyone, 
The theme this month over on the Blank Page Muse blog is ATCs. 

The technique I am using to create my background has been around for a while now, but I recently saw a tutorial from Jenny Marples and she reminded me how fun this can be. 

I started by stamping my Flower Stamps from the Flower and Bird Sketches set on to a blank piece of tissue wrap.  If you are going to try this technique be sure to use a permanent ink when stamping this bit. 
Once the ink was dry I flipped my tissue over and painted the flowers using very bright colors.  I dried the paint and then stamped the Flowers and Leaves Border using a brown permanent ink. 

This is what the correct side of the tissue looks like.  Isn't that cool?!

I covered my ATC in dictionary paper.  

I glued down my tissue and then stitched around the edges.  

I added my paper doll, sentiment, and flower charm.  To complete the card I added some ink to the edges and around the paper doll. 

The second card was done basically the same way, but I didn't stitch the edges.  
 Don't forget to enter into the challenge that can be found on the Blank Page Muse blog! 
Happy Crafting,


  1. These are so cool! Thanks for the background tutorial, the results are awesome.

  2. Great ATC's and tutorial, Jess!! That is such a cool technique...gotta give it a try!!! Thanks for the inspiration! 🖤
    ~Stacy ❤️

  3. Totally cool Jess! I love the stamping and painting the opposite side look! Beautifully done!Gonna have to give this a try!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  4. Love the different layers going on here.

  5. Just love your vintage ATCs and marvelous techniques! Thanks Jess!

  6. Great backgrounds and love the collage elements - they all look great!


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