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Friday, July 8, 2011

'Take Flight' Double-dose ATC Art featuring Blockheads Stamps!

Howzit Stampers!

As promised I'm back today with my double dose of ATC art!  
Yesterday I shared my Hot and Spicy ATCs and today I'm cooling things down again with a touch of blue and a hint of green!  This creation is a two-panel piece with two ATCs attached together and I really love the fragile quality and elegant beauty of the design.  I featured the Flourish Bird Cage from the Victorian Eccentricities stamp collection again and also used a sentiment from the gorgeous Whimsical Faerie Wings set!

Blockheads Paper Arts Rubber Stamps
Victorian Eccentricities - Flourish Bird Cage
Whimsical Faerie Wings - Take Flight text
 Dark cream cardstock
Tea Dye - Distress Ink
Versafine Onxy Black ink
ColorBox Fluid Chalks - Blue Lagoon
Prismacolor pencils
Tiny hole punch
Brass jump rings
Metallic gold paint pen
Paper towel

Pre-cut two ATC cards from dark cream cardstock.  An ATC is an Artist Trading Card that measures 2.5" x 3.5".  Butt the two cards together and secure with a piece of removable sticky tape so they don't move around.  Stamp the Flourish Bird Cage from the Victorian Eccentricities collection onto the cards with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  
TIP:  If you prefer you could just stamp the image first and then cut the two ATCs out afterwards.

Place the left card on top of the right one and mark the location of 3 equally spaced holes along the inside edges and punch the holes out with a tiny hole punch.

Colour the image with PrismaColor pencils.  I used True Blue, Yellow Ochre, Dark Brown and Limepeel.  Age both cards with Tea Dye Distress Ink by applying the ink with a piece of scrunched up paper towel.  Concentrate the ink application along the sides and corners, going over the coloured image to tone down the colouring and give it more of a vintage look.

Edge only the 3 outside edges of both cards with a metallic gold paint pen.  I decided not to edge the 2 inner sides with gold coz I didn't want it to interfere with the stamped image - most of the parrot's head would have been obscured!

Stamp the 'Take Flight' sentiment from the Whimsical Faerie Wings stamp set onto the left hand ATC in Blue Lagoon ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink.  Attach the two panels together with brass jump rings and you're done!

Thanks for joining me on another Blockheads Creative Adventure!
Until next time...Happy Stamping!


  1. Super cool idea..the ATCs joined with rings!! I just love the results you get with the watercolor pencils!!

  2. Beautifully done Leigh, I love the flourishes on the ATC!



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