Thursday, 1 July 2010

At Last! June ATC's

Well I've finally 'found' a bit of time to blog the fantastic ATC Gemma sent me for the June Crafty Place swap. The topic was 'Embossing'. I've no idea just how Gemma achieved it but, as she said in the lovely card that came with it, it looked like a Dairy Milk wrapper. Two reasons to love it.

It's not very clear in my photo but the card is a lovely glimmering bronze colour shot through with very very delicate purple feathery threads and each swirl has a tiny gem in it. The edges are faux stitched in silver. The lovely card that came with  the ATC is also fabulous and I can't tell how Gemma achieved this either! The cups, and green & yellow bands are glittered with very fine glitter, there is pink faux stitching at the edges but I don't know if the cups have been stamped & glittered individually or if it's a paper but I love it! Can you tell me please Gemma?

Below is the ATC I made for Gemma. Looking now I wonder if it's embossed or debossed? Ah well...........!
I used whitewashed core'dinations card, and embossed it twice with a cuttlebug 'edge' folder to achieve the flowers and then sanded it to make them stand out a bit, coloured the stems and added a gem to the centre of the flowers. I then cut out the planter, added some tiny gems and put it on raised sticky pads to give a bit of dimension. A tiny yellow butterfly completed it.........until I realised the ATC was a bit undersized so rather than re-do it all over again I added a plain white deckle edged frame to the back. Phew!  


  1. I'm glad you like them Marg!!! the card is part of a paper from the DCVW Nanas kitchen stack and I stamped the 'Hello' on :) the embossing on the ATC was done with a paper from the Laurence lewellyn bowen Vennaisance range. Your card and ATC are gorgeous, I loved the effect of the whitewash card! I've got a pack of this card but have never used it, after receiving your ATC I'll just have to give it a go now :) xx

  2. Gorgeous swaps. Love the little butterfly - it's such a cute finishing touch. Jaqui x


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