Friday, July 29, 2016

Club Scrap: Team Challenge: ATC Explorations

Time for the Team Challenge at Club Scrap.  This month the Challenge was to make a group of ATC's that coordinated.  I have never made an ATC, so this was truly a challenge.

You should have arrived from:  Jennifer or if you want to start at the beginning, Click Here.

Here are my six ATC, they all coordinate and share elements that are the same.

To make anything coordinate, make sure there are parts that flow from one to the other, or are part of the every card.  I chose to keep the backgrounds the same and add glitter or bling in one form or another.  The colors used are are similar as well.

So lets look at the steps.

Cut out the cards in white cardstock. 

I first sprayed the stencil and found it was too bright.  
Ended up redoing this and used a blending tool and ink with the stencil to create a softer background. I used Frayed Burlap for the ink. 

After stenciling, I used the same ink to go around the edges.  Some a little darker than other, some I also inked up the center. 

Onto the cards.

Set 1:

Images were stamped in a bold ink and heat embossed.  Sentiment was stamped in black and on the left card. Heat embossed and fussy cut the sentiment.  The saying on the right, I did not heat emboss, but wish I had.  Add sequins, and stapled the tag onto the card.  2 down.

Set 2:

Mostly the same with the phone.  Stamped in Potting Soil and heat embossed.  Used a die to cut out the stamped and heat embossed sentiment, again attaching with a stapler.  The Good luck ATC, was stamped directly onto the card, also heat embossed, added the memo tag to the bottom, again with stapler.

Ok, lets talk about the glitter.  This is my favorite trick and a good "secret".
Heidi Swapp makes these Lettered signs and a glitter tape to cover the outside.  Well, that tape is the best thing ever for embellishments.  Is is self sticking and is a vinyl so very strong.
Comes in a roll.  You cut off what you need and die cut. 
Click and take a close look at the lettering,  The same was done with the hearts. 

Set 3:

Again I repeated the same formulae.  Stamped images were stamped and heat embossed in clear.  The red ink is Red Geranium and Black Onxy for the wording.  A stencil was used for the YOU and the swirl was cut from the glitter tape.  A brad attaches the "Look Me Up" tag.  Sequins finish the Stapler card.

So the repeating elements are: sequins or Glitter.  Similar Ink and Coordinating colors.  Staples and the same background.  As a group, they appear to have the theme of someone leaving or going, probably a co-worker.  Individually they have interest, but need to be in a set to relay the message.  This is a good beginning to a pocket card.

That is it for me, you next stop is: Deb at Deb du scrappin

Club Scrap
Office Space Kit for July

Other supplies:  Archival ink: Black, Potting Soil, Red Carnation, Orange Blossom
                           Distress Ink:  Frayed Burlap
                           Heidi Swapp: Tape
                           Tim Holtz: Tiny attatcher
miscellaneous: brad, sequins, dies,

Happy Crafting,


  1. Great ATC's, Josette and great idea to put them together and making the background.

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  3. I really like how cohesive your ATCs are...thanks for the tips!

  4. I really like how cohesive your ATCs are...thanks for the tips!

  5. Fantastic job! It is hard to believe these were your first ATC's!

  6. Love them. Back in 5. But 20 would be better. LOL

  7. Awesome. Love the background and how you added a touch of color!

  8. Oh my gosh, die cut Duct Tape??? Why have I never thought of this? Love it! Josette your work is always wonderful, great job!

  9. These are great,all of them, but thanks ( I think, lol) for telling me about the tape, like I don't have enough supplies!!!

  10. These are great,all of them, but thanks ( I think, lol) for telling me about the tape, like I don't have enough supplies!!!

  11. Hi Josette. Love that you always show your design process. Thanks for that tip on the glitter tape! Have a great day!

  12. Glitter tape!? That's awesome! Great tips.

  13. Great cards! I like the idea of sending a message!

  14. I love that stenciled background and the letters from the glitter tapw!!

  15. Such fun! Love the details and that tape!

  16. So cute! Love the background and how they all relate! Great idea for the glitter tape too!