Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Old Black and White

Today my offering is an ATC - or Artist Trading Card. I make one of these every month and trade it with Misshelenstamps on SCS. You can see Helen's ATC's here. Every other month I choose the instructions for what to use on the card. May was my turn and I decided we had to use just black and white.

The ATC itself is a 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" white card. I added a slightly smaller black panel that I distressed the edges on and had wrapped with a piece of white polka dotted ribbon. I got this ribbon on an order from Flourishes - part of my order was wrapped in tissue paper and they tied this ribbon around it - how fun! So I'm re-using it on this ATC - how convenient that it was in the perfect colors! The stamp is from Tin Can Mail - Inkadinkado . I stamped that on a white panel and cut around the edges with my dekkle edge scissors from Stampin Up. It makes it look like a torn edge. Then I added layered white flowers from Close to My Heart that I had inked with black ink on my finger. I joined the flowers with a jazzy brad and attached it with a glue dot to be sure it was held securely. The last thing was to stamp small circles randomly on the black panel using white Stazon ink. The circle is from PapertreyInk Polkadot Basics. I really like this vintage image - don't you?

You can see my other ATC's on this post.

I appreciate you checking out my blog today!

Today's quote from Poor Richard's Almanack by Ben Franklin: "A long Life may not be good enough, but a good Life is long enough."

Stamps: Girl image - Tin Can Mail: Inkadinkado, dot - PapertreyInk: Polkadot Basics
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, White Stazon
Paper: PTI White, Basic Black SU.
Supplies: dekkle scissors: SU, glue dot, distresser, dimensionals, white polka dot ribbon: Flourishes, CTHM paper white daisys.


Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful ATC! I love the black & white and the stamp is so sweet! I took a peek at your other ATC's too and they are fabulous! Tfs!

Pat(mspfd) said...

Love your vintage ATC! Wonderful image; layout and the black & white theme is perfect.

LeAnne said...

I love this vintage image, I like almost anything vintage! I love that you have created such a sweet little atc with just black & white!

dpkennedy said...

This is beautiful! I love that image and the vintage look!

Deb Neerman said...

Simply stunning, Julia!!! I LOVE this project!

Deb said...

That image is so sweet, what a lucky Miss Helen. This is beautiful!