Sunday, July 16, 2017

enjoy the journey

I did this set of ATCs for MarciLB's ATC swap over at! The category for this set was travel, and while going through my supplies looking for inspiration I came across Tim Holtz's "Blueprint Compass" stamp & die set and I had my idea! I'm also entering them into Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge "Distress It."

The background of everything is a pattern from the Silhouette store. In it's original form it is a much lighter shade of tan/brown ... parchment-y ... whatever! LOL! But I used the built-in Image Effects tools of Silhouette Studio (I have the Designer Edition) to change it more to my liking! And, actually I did it two different shades and then printed it out on some self-adhesive paper. After I printed it, I put *some* Mod-Podge Acrylic sealer on so the printer ink wouldn't run (as bad) when I spritzed the images with water after using Distress Oxides! Other than all that, it's a rather straight forward cut & glue project!

Close-up of one of the ATCs
Layering and edge distressing!

 Product List:
  • Tim Holtz  Sizzix Blueprint Compass Framelit & Stamp set, idea-ology Game Spinners and sanding block, Tonic paper distresser, and Ranger Distress Oxides Salty Ocean, Frayed Burlap, & Antique Linen.
  • Sizzix Big Shot & precision baseplate
  • We-R-Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile
  • Mod-Podge Acrylic Sealer
  • self-adhesive paper
  • chipboard (it's what I stuck the paper to before stamping & cutting)

1 comment:

  1. Love your gorgeous creation! The colors and the layered embellishments are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)