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Friday, August 21, 2009

Vintage ATC swap

So I took some crafting time this morning and finished my ATCs for a "Vintage" themed swap that the awesome Ally is hosting. She has gone crazy with the ATCs and I had to join. I do love doing swaps as long as I get good stuff back!

Here's a little ramble about what I did to create these babies...

I used corrugated cardboard for my base, painted it with gesso, stamped it with distress ink and french script, then I used the Tattered Angles Glimmer chips and glimmer mist to do the butterfly. Then cut out some vintage cards that I scanned for the middle of the frame. I love these cards. They bled a little when I added the crystal lacquer so you couldn't read the words any more so I added the "Remember When" title. Glittered, added some stitched crepe paper and a flower stick pin that I made and a little bouquet. I am pretty happy with how they turned out :)




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5 comments:

Just call me Silly Sal said...

Really nice and a lot of work you put in. How many did you have to make?

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Cardboard, stamping and glitter? You are amazing! These are beautiful and beautifully vintage - just exquisite! Wow, I wish I could work like that!

Thanks for the recent and very sweet visits! I'm off to check all the links you have up in recent posts!

ally serrato said...

yay!!! i love these elena!! cant wait to se em up close!! im gonna have the first swap ready for you at the store today!!!
{xoxo}

Euphoria said...

beautiful!! I can't wait to get mine!!

Kristi B. said...

WOW Elena...these are gorgeous! :)