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


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!

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