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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Black & White ATCs

I'm on a great online group called StampersCorner and every month there is a card and an atc lottery. The winner from the last month gets to pick a theme, anyone who wants to makes one and uploads it to the Photos section. Then at the end of the month a winner is drawn, everyone sends them their work, and it starts over again.

The card theme is Beaches and the atc one is Black & White. I haven't had any time for making cards lately, but I couldn't resist the temptation of a small format and no color choices to make! LOL

Only one is necessary but I started and couldn't stop!

All these atcs measure 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and although some of the elements scanned blue, these are all only shades of black, and white.

Click any of the photos below for more detail

stamp credits:
face - Limited Edition
dandelion - Just For Fun
vine - Printworks
watercolor blossom - Paper Inspirations
daisy - Hero Arts
Dream - PSX

The corners are ticket punched, and the gems are clear. Edges of white were sponged with black.

stamp credits:
dog, ball - Rare Image Rubber Stamps (see sidebar)
alphabet - unknown
crosshatch - Magenta

Dots are Versafine black applied to bubble wrap. Black strips are black cs pierced with a needle, which were then "connected" with a white gel pen (Sakura). The ends have a silver brad. My atc isn't crooked but the scan sure was!

stamp credits:
flourish - Autumn Leaves
marbling - Paper Inspirations
solid shadow - Hero Arts
spiral - Stampin' Up!
flowers - EK Success

I stamped the flourish in black, and then the marbling in second generation black. It's hard to see, but I inked up the shadow stamp with black Versafine and then stamped the uninked flourish in it to remove some of the black ink. I highlighted the flourish lines with a Sakura sparkly gell pen, and the white punched flower with a Micron .005 black marker. The center is an adhesive-backed pearl I bought at Archiver's.

stamp credits:
canvas - Stampin' Up!
travel collage - Just For Fun
suitcase - unmarked
travel word - PSX
border - Stamper's Anonymous

tab - Stampin' Up!

This atc opens from a fold on the lefthand side. I stamped the canvas in second generation black ink before stamping the word collage and edging. The dots on the tab are a Sakura white gel pen.

stamp credits:
cat - Rare Image Rubber Stamps (see sidebar)
alphabet, text - Hero Arts
dots - Stampin' Up!

wave - Stampin' Up!

Note to self - stamping white craft ink on black without embossing turns a bluish tint!

stamp credits:
verse - Stubby Stampers
plant - Hero Arts

Swiped some acrylic white over textured black cs and let it dry before stamping in black Staz-On. Would try gesso next time to avoid the bluish tint, but sometimes ink stamped over it look strange...
Thanks for looking!


Manna said...

You have been busy, Girlfriend! These ATC are gorgeous! Thanks for the tip on the gesso on textured black cardstock!

Orion Designs said...

Nancy - these b&w ATCs are very striking. Nicely done!