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Vintage Look ATC's

Hello, Jen Rothstein here for Altered Pages.

Today I would like to share some sweet vintage inspired ATC's with you. ATC's or Artist Trading Cards are a great way to share techniques and share a small piece of your creativity. Many online trade sites are out there and if you search, I am sure you can find many local art and craft stores that host trades as well. Once you do an ATC, you kinda get hooked, I know I did. Now I have binders full of other people's artwork!

Supplies:
Glue
ATC cards
Paper
Joss Paper
Deco Mache paper (Green Roses)
Vintage Text
Laser cut outs
Borders
Washi Tape
Embossing powder (Not so rusted penny)
Embossing fluid or a stamp pad
Memento Ink (pistachio)
Dew Drops



 
Supplies ready! The paper I used is from my stash but you can find so many different ones, here.

 
Glue the paper to the cards and trim off excess. Because I had only a scrap of this particular paper, it did not cover the card all the way.


 To solve the problem, I used torn vintage text to cover the bottom part. I love the way they look with the scrapbook paper!  Trim off excess.

 
I love using washi tape! Here I have chosen a green colored music themed tape to add another element to the collage.
 

 
 
I took some clear embossing liquid and covered the laser cuts. Then I used this awesome coppery embossing powder called - Not so rusted penny - I love how it just gives a bit of copper shimmer but still looks vintage. I like to make sure I melt any metallic embossing powder all the way for the best look.

Next, I glued the embossed laser cut dress forms to the cards.

 

 
I took some tiny bits of the Deco Mache Paper and added to collage here and there to give some pops of floral and green color and I cut up some of the borders into separate images (the words and tickets) and added them as they have a vintage feel.  I love dimension so I added some of the Dew Drops.
 
 
 
 
To complete the look and finish the edges of the cards, I used my Memento pistachio ink pad and ran it along the edges of the card and added a little here and there to give them an overall worn look.

 
 
I hope you enjoyed this. I enjoyed making them. If you have any questions, please post in the comments below and I will happily get back to you.  Thanks for looking.
 
Jen R (aka Dog-Ma Studio)










 

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