Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ATC Tuesday #9!

Hey ya'll!! I never did get that ATC post up last week did I? It was just tooo hard to put down the GKD new release stamps though, lol! We have our Release Party this Thursday, look for the invite hop that same day too! But for today, I wanted to get up this post for the ATC. This one really doesnt have many pics, not much of a tutorial on it, just mainly showing how I made the metal flower attached to it.


I have used cans to make my flower for this. I think one was a Coors beer can and the other one a Diet DP can. I used the Tattered Florals Sizzix die to cut these out.


Here I have cut down the petals toward the middle. This step is necessary to do the next step.


Roll the edges of each petal under is what I have done. I used the end of a paintbrush. This is what will give the flower more dimension.


Here are the both flower shapes rolled and a hole punched in the middle to put a brad through.


I also cut out a leave with the TAttered Leaves die. I trimmed it down some, and added the lines with a stylus.


TaDa!! Completed ATC. I used some corrugated paper, taken from a box I tore apart specifically for this reason. The butterfly stamp is an Inkadinkado that I got a set of clear stamps on clearance at HL for 5 bucks I think it was. Most of the stamps in this set will fit perfectly on an inchie, which is what I used on this one. I used distress inks on the stamp. I also attached a clear acrylic piece on top of the inchie with some Crystal Effects. The word 'discover' is in that same stamp set. The tissue paper that is under the image is a find that HL has started carrying, in on a roll like wax paper, LOVING this stuff!! The silver piece is a washer that I found in hubby's stuff, lol. He hates when I go prowling in his tool box, haha! And that's about all! Most of the stuff was attached with the Crystal Effect to make sure it stayed on. Although the flower was attached with the brad through all layers.


Ok, that's all for today from me! Ill be sure and see you Thursday!! Have a wonderfully creative day...I am!!


Oh yea...notice the new blog look? Im not sure if it will stay or not...will do more tweaking after the GKD release and our hops next week! :D


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ATC Details
Stamps: Inkadinkado clear stamps, set of 23 (cant find a name on them!)
Papers: inchie, corrugated paper from a box
Accessories: Distress inks and sponge, washer, metal is from cans, tattered florals and leave dies by Sizzix, crystal effects, tim holtz tissue paper, twine, brad, stylus, paintbrush.

5 comments:

Cheri said...

Trash to treasure ATC!!! FANTASTIC!! Also LOVE the new blog look, Kat!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Perfect way to use a beer can! This is so cool!

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, adore your ATC card! Loving the way you recycled the cans...I never thought they were thin enough to do that, but then, they're a lot thinner than they were in the "old" days...teehee! Love the look of your blog!

Colleen said...

Cat,
Love the new blog look, I'm finishing up my ATC from the last time and have an idea for the next or this one I should say. I love the can flower your way ahead of me with that stuff. LOL Can't wait for the release I may just have some extra $ to go around this time.
P.S. Last week HL had all stamps on sale 40% I picked up some amazing Prima stamps to use on my ACT's I hope I can make them work LOL. I'll send you the link when I get it put up. Thanks for starting me on this journey I've always loved these little gems!

Colleen said...

Cat,
Great day today can't wait till I get home from work to see what every one has done for GKD!
Here is the link to my ACT's
http://creativepaperroom.blogspot.com/2012/04/acts-catching-up.html

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