Monday, July 21, 2008

An ATC, Some Ribbon and Pretty Vellum

This is a multipurpose card here! First I made this Artist Trading Card (ATC) for Julee's challenge over at Verve Visual Blog to make an ATC using Verve Visual stamps. An ATC is a little card 3.5 x 2.5 that is just a panel.

Then I attached the ATC to a few more panels and to a card that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Fantasy Floral folder. And this card was for the Split Coast Dare to Get Dirty Challenge from Jody - to use ribbon on your card. You have to be a member of the Fan Club on Split Coast to participate in these Dare to Get Dirty challenges - so if you aren't a member - head on over and sign up and get going on the challenges. They will be happening all week long!
I used this beautiful plum pudding PapertreyInk ribbon over a lovely Anna Griffin designer paper. I stamped and cut out a Verve Visual flower and added stickles to it. The sentiment is cut out and framed with Nestability rectangles. To finish it off - I added dew drops to the centers of some of the embossed flowers.

Stamps: Verve Visual Fancy Florals remixed
Paper: Vintage cream & Plum pudding: PTI, DP: Anna Griffin
Ink: Plum pudding, Lavender Moon: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, dew drops, plum pudding swiss dot satin ribbon: PTI, nestabilities, strawberry ice stickles


And last, but not least! is my card for the Dare to Get Dirty 08 challenge from Laurie - to use vellum on your card.

I chose to sew the vellum over some designer paper and then to stamp and color on the vellum. I love the look of the DP showing softly through. I used a stamp set from Artful INKables called Thought I'd Bug You - and colored the images with my Prismacolor markers. I highlighted the grasshopper with a gold Spica pen so it glitters IRL but it didn't show up on the picture....

This is only the 2nd time I've sewn on a card and I felt better about how it came out this time - more even stitches and straighter lines! Practice makes perfect as they say! I cut away the vellum close to the stitching and then distressed the edges of the DP and sponged them with Sage Shadow.

I cut the sentiment shape with my Spellbinder Tag trio die - wove the PTI ribbon through it and attached the ends on the back. The tag is up on foam dimensionals. I added the 3 flower brads on the side.
And just a reminder: Kristin is offering 10% off all her stamp sets over at Artful INKables through July - there's only a couple more weeks - so hop on over to get that set you've had your eye on before the month is over!!


Thanks so much for coming by!

Stamps: Artful Inkables: Thought I'd bug You.
Paper: White: PTI, vellum cs: SU, DP: Foofala
Ink: Dark chocolate: PTI, Sage Shadow: SU
Accessories: sewing machine, white thread, foam dimensionals, flower brads: Making Memories, Spica gold pen, sponge, distresser: Heidi Swapp, Prismacolor makers, Spellbinder ribbon tag, cuttlebug, ribbon: PTI twill Spring Moss

7 comments:

pammyrn said...

OMG this is just too stinking cute. I love it. You are an artist aren't you!!!

Hugs Pam

dpkennedy said...

Both of these cards are fabulous! I love the purple ATC and card you made it into...that dp is gorgeous and I love the random dew drops! The vellum card is great! Great coloring and sewing! I have the same stamps and this is the first time I think I've ever seen anyone use them!! Adorable!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wonderful Julia! These are awesome!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful purple card--that is a color I never use and should! This is really pretty! Love those scattered dew drops!
LeAnne

Deb Neerman said...

Such beauteousness!!! LOVE 'em!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh these are just GOR-geous!!!! I love the ribbon and dewdrops on that first card!! And OH MY!!!! The second one......I never thought of stamping and coloring on the vellum!! Absolutely FABulous!!! You are so talented!!!!

I just finished reading your bio......Scout and Boo!! OH MY!!! My very, very favoritEST book in the whole world!!!! :) And Persians......beautiful kitties!!!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

This is so cute. Love what you did with the vellum. Hugs, Jenn