Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards

As part of the Paper Crafters United (PCU) Facebook YouTube hope I’m sharing how to make Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards. Using a bright piece of pink paper, craft paint, rubber stamps and embossing powder I share how to alter paper for fun Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards Supply List

Paper to paint – in my case it was a bright pink cardstock
Scraps of paper for punching or die cutting
Craft or Acrylic paint – don’t need fancy paint to make beautiful cards
Old Keycard or gift card – this is a fancy paint spreader
Various Rubber Stamps
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Versamark ink pad
Embossing powder – I used a turquoise
Heat Embossing tool
Paper Cutter
Prima Stencil – Flourish
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Distress ink – Black Soot
Blending Tool
EK Label Punch or any shape that you want to use
Ranger Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Clear Stamps, 4-Inch by 8-Inch, Clearly The Right Words
MISTI

Here is a video showing how to make Mixed Media ATC’s Or Journal cards.

The method is very simple. Select a sheet of paper from your stash that you want to alter. Choose a few colors of paint and get your tools ready. It is a wise idea to protect your work surface, I use scrap paper, newspaper or even a Nonstick Craft Mat.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Squirt out a little of each color onto a pallet. Use the plastic card to spread the paint all over the sheet of paper. It is all random, don’t think about the placement of the paint, just cover the sheet of paper. For best results let the paper dry or use a heat embossing gun to dry the paint.

Select a stencil and lay over painted paper. Apply paint through the stencil with the same plastic card. Dry this layer before moving to the next step.

Stamp various images in Brutus Monore Detail ink – Raven on the painted paper. Stamp in all directions, again don’t think about placement, just fill some of the empty space.

Use the Versamark embossing pad with stamps on the paper. Apply the embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat emboss until all of the powder has turned shiny.

Once all the stamping has been completed trim the paper down to small cards that are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches in size.

Select scraps of paper and use the EK Sucess label punch or dies to cut shapes. Place these shapes in the MISTI and stamp with the chosen saying or quote with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven.

Apply Black Soot Distress ink around the edges of the cards and the labels with a distressing tool.

Adhere the sayings with ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever.

Enjoy the cards you made! If the back side of the papers is not clean enough for writing then I like to attach a blank piece of paper cut to the same size as the card.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Once you get started making these you will end up with a large stash as it is addictive!

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

The following three sets are for sale in my shop.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Thanks again for stopping by my blog to learn How to make Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards. I hope you were inspired to use items from your stash to create one!

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How to make a Witch ATC

Because of some groups and challenges, I’m sharing this post, How to make a Witch ATC. using things from my stash and a few purchased items I’ll share how to make a witch ATC.

Witch ATC

I’m a member of Paper Crafters United and we are doing a video blog hop and this is week three. The challenge this week is to alter an item. The only rules were to use items from our stash and cannot use, Digital Images or Scrapbook paper.

There is also part an Instagram hop #witchesofigwickhop 15 crafty witches are putting you under a spell with witchy projects.

Then finally I have a trade with Betz Golden for a Halloween ATC and I decided to make a witch ATC for her.

Many times I get asked how do I choose a project to make. Many times it is because of a challenge, swap, blog hop or because I got something new and a design team has a deadline. lol Occasionally I decide because of my mood and create something just because.

For the Witch ATC, I used the following items.
An Old Photo
Paper backing from Brutus Monroe
Cricut Witch Hat cut on black paper #M42634 Paper Doll Dress Up®
Page from an old book
Distressed Ink – Black Soot and Vintage Photo
Halloween stickers
Gold with white star washi tape (found a different one on Amazon)
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Fiskar Scissors
Paper Trimmer / cutter

Here is a video showing the process of making this Witch ATC.

Once all the items were selected it was very simple to make this ATC. I began by cutting the image of the girl out of the photo. Then I trimmed the paper backing paper from Brutus Monroe. Added a little Black Soot Distressed inks around the edge of the card base.

Applied the gold star washi tape to the Cricut Witch Hat and trimmed sides.

Trimmed the title from the book – The Ghostly Procession to fit on the front of the card. Used Vintage Photo Distressed ink then applied to card base.

Layered the book title, girl and the hat using Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Adhered spider stickers and the phrase “the Witching Hour is Here” on top. Done!

Being able to use up things I had with a few purchased items feels great! I’m slowly using up my stash of collected things.

Witch ATC

Thanks again for stopping by my blog to learn How to make a Witch ATC. I hope you were inspired to use items from your stash to create one!

Don’t forget to visit the Paper Crafters United Facebook group and Instagram for the #witchesofigwickhop. Also, swing by Betz Golden’s Youtube. She is a fun gal to watch.

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Easy way to make ATC’s with bling

Welcome my friends to today’s post Easy way to make ATC’s with bling. I’m over on the ScraPerfect blog with a project today. Sharing How to make ATC’s with bling the quick and easy way.  Using ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie, Calico Collage Summer Paradise digital journal image, distress ink, sewing, a metal tag and bling.

Easy way to make ATC's with bling

Finding the right tools for the job to make it easier is important. When dealing with tiny bling for a project it can be hard to wrangle those bits and put them in the exact place you want.

The Easy way to make ATC’s with bling is to use ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie. Using this little tool helps have the perfect placement for my bling.

Now that you know the easy way to make ATC’s with bling how many ATC’s will you make with bling? What will be the theme of your next ATC’s I’m still deciding what to make next, but once I do, you’ll be the first to see it here.

Love friendly people? Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own ATC.

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How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

Betz Golden and I have joined together for a pocket letter swap. In this post I’ll share How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter using Calico Collage Gypsy Love digital journal kit and more.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

When Betz contacted me and asked if I would like to do a pocket letter swap I said yes. It was so fun to make this for her!

Here is a video showing How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter.

For my images, I used the journal kit from Calico Collage Gypsy Soul. These images are sized to make a 5 x 7 journal. But I selected the option to print four of the journal pages on one sheet of paper at a time. Doing this created little images that fit an ATC size card – 2.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall.

Once all of the images were trimmed along with cards to attach I proceeded to use Distress Inks to add color to the edges.

I love adding sewing touches to projects and decided to use a zig zag stitch over some gold ribbon.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

Other things I added, some large rhinestones some paper flowers by Prima and Of course Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. The shimmer on the images just makes me smile.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

I also used some washi tape to add a little interest. The 7Gypsies truck is from 7Gypsies as I’m on the design team and I got one of these back in January when the new Architextures were released. These 3D stickers are awesome!

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

A small tag charm was made using metal tape, alcohol inks and some bits of images and paper. I love the gypsy soul feel of it.

Adding bits of washi tape, fancy trim and other items to this pocket letter was so much fun. I knew that Betz would be able to take this apart and use all the elements in other projects or she could keep the cards in the pocket letter.

How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter

There is a few pocket letter groups on Facebook check them out: Pocket Letter Pals, Pretty Pocket Letters Swaps & Inspirational Ideas and Pocket Letters For All. Join in on the fun!

To see the Pocket Letter that Betz Created check out her YouTube Video. I love everything she made and added to the pocket letter. She knew that I could use the items for other projects! Love the Elephant she sent! It is super cute. Leave some love on her video to let her know what you think about what she created.

I really enjoyed making a pocket letter for Betz. I hope you enjoyed seeing my post today on How to make a Gypsy Soul Pocket letter.

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June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps

Here is the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps from the June 2017 new release. This space themed stamp set is super cute!  I decided that it would be perfect for an ATC today.

June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps

Supplies used for the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps
Lucky Star
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Embossing Ink
Sterling Embossing Powder
Chameleon Markers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Surface ink
Pop dots
Self adhesive Rhinestones
MISTI

When I saw this stamp set in my Brutus Monroe Design Team box it made me smile. I didn’t have any space themed stamps and I’ve been wanting to play with a few. Thankful that I got this set to take for a spin.

I did create a video for the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps.

Making this card is very easy. So long has you have a few of the supplies handy. But if you don’t have all of the supplies try to find other items you could use instead. For example, if you don’t have the surface inks and want to make the background like I did try using a dark blue cardstock as the foundation. Then add Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on top. It will change the look of the paper. You could also use star embossing folder background.  To feel you are limited on what you can use.

I was glad to use a few of the yellow rhinestones from the sheet of multi colored stones. Sometimes I feel that I need all of the colors and then I only use clear. But using the yellow rhinestones help the stars to pop on this ATC. Don’t you agree?

As always my hope is that you were inspired by the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps ATC I made today.

June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps

Please feel free to ask questions, I’m very willing to help.

Come join the fun in the Artis Trading Card a Day June 2017. Make any card you want and post to your choice of social media using the tag #ATCAD2017. Make sure you search social media for this tag and share some love on the ATC’s posted. Who knows you might meet a new friend with the same love as you.

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Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017

Sharing my Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017 #ATCAD2017. For this card I decided to use Brutus Monrow stamps and Chameleon Pens. The City Scape Stamps fit perfectly on an ATC.

Artist Trading Cards, measure 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. The card can be made with anything, Paper, Clay, Fabric, metal, If you can get it to the correct size then make an ATC.

Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017

Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017: The supplies used for the Las Vegas Artist Trading Card
City Sidewalks – Las Vegas
City Sidewalks Coordinating Die
Wave Background Stamp
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Surface Ink, Locomotive and Sea
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter paint
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
MISTI
White cardstock

Love how this card turned out with the very cool Wave Background. It would be fun to make all of the City Scape images into ATC’s, don’t you think?

I’m also sharing another Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017. This one I named Call it a Plan.

Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017

June 2nd ATC

The supplies used for the Rustic Balcony Artist Trading Card for June 2
Rustic Balcony
Conservatory Of Quotes
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Chameleon Pens
MISTI
White cardstock
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Distressed ink, Walnut Stain, and Brushed Corduroy

What I love about the Call it a Plan card I made for June 2nd is one day I want to live near the ocean and have a beautiful balcony to sit on and view the sea.

Come join the fun in the Artis Trading Card a Day June 2017. Make any card you want and post to your choice of social media using the tag #ATCAD2017. Make sure you search social media for this tag and share some love on the ATC’s posted. Who knows you might meet a new friend with the same love as you.

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How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s

ATC’s are super fun to make, especially for a swap. Today I’ll share How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s using Calico Collage Digital Images, Brutus Monroe Stamp and Ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Canvas Corp Brands Fluted Cardboard, Prima Flowers, Rinea Foil and more to create fun and funky Sugar Skull ATC’s.

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

Supplies for How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s
Calico Collage Digital Images Day of the Dead Collage Sheet
Rinea Foil – Pink
Canvas Corp Brands Flute Kraft Cardboard
Brutus Monroe Stamp Set Rockstar Pets – Be Unique
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Surface Ink Aubergine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Party PinkTrue Turquoise, Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks
Purple hemp cord
Prima Flowers
McGill Label Punch
Gesso
Pallet Knife
Paper Cutter
MISTI
Heart Paper Punch
White Cardstock
Aleenes Tacky Glue
Paper Studio Rhinestones
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears

This is a fun messy project and it yielded 24 ATC’s. Twenty of these ATC’s were sent out in a swap. I’m awaiting the arrival of the swap any day. It is exciting to wait and see what the others made and to find out what they thought of the ATC;s I made.

Watch this video that shows How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s.

Do you like to swap with others? I find that it is a lot of fun to share my creativity with others and then to see what creative items they come up with in return. There are so many creative people out there in this world.

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

This ATC swap was hosted by a new friend that I met in January at Creativation. She is a joy to hang out with and I’m in love with all of her projects. She reached out to twenty people and they all said yes they would like to join her swap. What fun!

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

My cards were completed early because I read the deadline wrong. lol I thought that these hand to be in the mail by April first. I’ve been waiting to share this project for a month! LOL

I hope that you enjoyed seeing this project today.

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Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

Sharing the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 from a few members of the ATC Artist Trading Cards Facebook Group. This group is full of wonderful artists willing to share.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

I joined the group and posted a photo of St Patrick Ladies Artist Trading Cards (see the how-to video here.) Quickly I had a ton of notifications that many of the members wanted a card. It was exciting to chat with the members.

Once all of the address exchanges were made I packaged up the ATC’s and dropped them off in the mail. The video today shows three of the cards I’ve received so far.

It has been a long time since I’ve done ATC swaps. So much fun to get these in the mail. I love the creativity from each person I swapped with for these cards.

Each person has their own unique style and I love what they created.

If you love making Artist Trading card come on and join the ATC Artist Trading Cards Facebook Group. We would love to have you.

Video of my opening the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 mail.

Here are a few photos of the cards too.

First in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Tonya Browing. She used a beautiful Butterfly Sticker and text on a beautiful tag ATC.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC on the left made by Tonya Browing

Second in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Lisa Hathorn. She used stamps to create the pants and phrase and made a beautiful mixed media background. Love the texture in this ATC.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC on the right made by Lisa Hathorn

Last, in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Nikki P. Her ATC is hand drawn in pencil. I love what she created it is so pretty. I am always in awe of other peoples drawing skills. Great job on this one.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC in the middle made by Nikki P

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Happy Mail I received. Do you join swaps? What kind of swaps do you like to join? Maybe I’ll see you in one of the Facebook Groups, say hi or that you joined because I told you about the group. 🙂

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Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Seeing really cool Loaded envelopes on the web recently I decided I should make one. So Here is my St Patricks Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Here are some of the supplies used in the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin:
Rinea Foil – Gold
Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink
Large Shamrock Cut on Silhouette Cameo 3
Cricut Explore Air – on Amazon
Cricut Cuts: Circle – Basic Shapes, Flower – Home Decor, Bottom of ribbon from 1st Place Ribbon – Locker Talk. Shamrock was an image I drew the Shamrock and used the Cricut software to convert it to a cut file.
Green card stock – On Amazon
Dymo Label maker with Black Label
Xyron – on Amazon
Ranger Blending Tool – on Amazon
Punch Bunch Flower Punch
McGill Stylus – on Amazon
Fun Foam – on Amazon
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue
Mini Clothes Pins: 7gypsies
Green Seam Binding – on Amazon

Cut the Shamrock Envelope with the Silhouette. For this project, I cut one with the hearts cut out in the front and cut a second Shamrock for the back. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Glue the bottom half of the Shamrock but not up into the center just around the lower half with white glue. Don’t use tape, if you do your items will stick to the tape.

Tie a bow with green seam binding. Glue in the center of the shamrock to represent a stem.

Add St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclips to either side of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope.

Pin St Patrick’s Day Lady ATC to the front of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope.

Fill the inside of the Shamrock Envelope with Calico Collage St Patrick’s images. Some of the images were mounted on Silhouette Lace Tags and scraps of paper.

Extra Shamrocks were placed inside a green envelope.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

How to make a Kiss Me Pin:

Cut the Flower Shape and the lower part of the 1st place ribbon out of the same shade of green card stock. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Load a lighter shade of green card stock cut the circle and the shamrock. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Layer the items together to form a ribbon, using Aleene’s Tacky White Glue and Xyron.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Load the Dymo Label maker with Black Label and type the words: “Kiss Me”. Apply on the lower right of the shamrock flower area.

Cut a scrap piece of paper, place pin back on paper and glue with Aleene’s Tacky White Glue, add more glue and adhere to back of the ribbon.

To form the flower, from the Gold Rinea Foil punch with the Punch Bunch Flower Punch. Place the flower on the fun foam and use the McGill Stylus to shape into a cup.

Glue flower in the center of Shamrock.

Add Kiss Me Pin to the St Patrick’s Day Loaded Envelope with a Mini Clothes Pin from 7gypsies.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Have fun adding other items to fill the St Patricks Loaded Envelope. I even added stickers, some seam binding and extra pieces of paper.

Here is a video of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post on the St Patricks Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.  Who would you give one to?

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St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC using stamps and Inks from Brutus Monroe. Stampendous stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, and recycle a Starbucks Coffee wrap.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

The challenge is from Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook. It is a private group, but if you follow Marta then you should be able to get into the group.

Marta decided that for 2017 she would have a very easy going challenge. #52cafecards was created. Each week or so she would give us a prompt and we could work on these when we wanted or not. We could do all 52 or only one.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

The whole idea was to give us ideas to create ATC’s and then share what we made with the group.

Supplies used in How to make a Coffee Themed ATC:
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Surface inks: Rouge, Aubergine, Sea
Brutus Monroe Cup Of Thanks Stamp set
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Frayed Burlap
Stampendous Let’s Get Together Stamp set – discontinued
White 3mm Round Gemstone Embellishment Stickers – Hobby Lobby
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Leather – On Amazon
2oz Plastic Spray Bottles with Fine Mist Sprayer (3pk)
Aleenes Tacky Glue – On Amazon
Ranger 15-Inch-by-18-Inch Inkssentials Craft Sheet
Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad 11″X15″-12 Sheets
Uchida 22500 CUL Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
Misti Stamp Tool Bundle Original Misti and Wipe Off Mouse Pad
Stamp Blocks – 3PK
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears
Fine Point Steel Tweezer, 5-Inch, Silver

Using up bits from left over projects made this card easy for me to make.

Here is a video on How to make a Coffee Themed ATC:

Come join the Creative Cafe, there are a lot of talented friendly people in the group. All are welcome.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the card and How to make a Coffee Themed ATC.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

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