Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Shimmering ATCs

I had to join the fun with the current Stamp Junkies ATCs that Shimmer Challenge.

Remember, you can use my Discount Code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off anything in the store (the store is also carrying the wonderful Versafine Clair Inks that I used for my projects).

I started by spraying two pieces of white cardstock ... using two colors of Shimmering Bliss Spray on each one.

The first one combined Festive Flamingo & Just Squeezed.

The second one combined Vivid Volt with Golden Olivine.

When they had dried, I used the template included with the challenge and cut the entire page into ATC-sized pieces.

That is one gorgeous pile of shimmering goodness.

Next I started going through my Technique Junkies Stash looking for images and sentiments that will work with a smaller palette.  Remember, pieces of larger background stamps can be perfect, especially when you have your MISTI (did you know you can get a MISTI at the Technique Junkies Store) to help position the image.

This one used the butterfly corner of the Peony Collage with Rainforest Green Versafine Clair Ink.

I trimmed my piece slightly after stamping, so I could position it on an ATC-sized piece of coordinating cardstock to add some stability & a frame.  The sentiment is from Typewriter Set punched with a 1 1/8" Circle Punch.  I will turn all of my ATCs into cards.  The sentiment is from

The City Background is another one that sizes down perfectly for an ATC.

I line my ATC up with the grid paper blocks and then use removable adhesive to hold it in place, since I don't want a magnet to get in the way of the stamp.

I finished with a Happy Birthday Sentiment from Simple Sentiments Set 1, Style a.   I used one of the coordinating ATCs to stamp my sentiments.

The Butterfly Woman fit perfectly on an ATC.

I stamped her in Acorn Versafine Clair Ink & paired her with sentiments from That's What She Said.

I sponged this one with a little peach ink around the edges before mounting on the brown cardstock base.

My final ATC features The Best Gift stamped in Nocturne Versafine Clair Ink, which also fit perfectly on the small palette.

I love how you can really distinguish between the two different colors of Shimmering Bliss on the background of this one.

Hopefully I've given you some ideas for shopping your own Technique Junkies stash for ATC possibilities.

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