For my ATC live trade this month I decided to use a technique I learned from MaryJo Mcgraw at the Carson City Rubberstamp Convention. I pulled out previously stamped and colored images for this project. To create the background:
- Tear strips of Eclipse tape of different widths and lay down on full sheet of cardstock.
- Use direct to paper technique to lay down color - slide your ink pad across the paper. I used a variety of ink pads and got various results. I suggest you use what you have to find what you like.
- After laying down the first color, move the strips and lay down the second color. Repeat until you get the results you want. I created four different backgrounds with variations of ink pads.
- For one of the sheets, I added glitter, using the Pearl's Mist Tim Holtz recipe.
- Cut card stock to ATC size pieces. I like a boarder around my designs, so I trim a slightly smaller.
- Lay cut out images over ATCs to find the combinations you like.
- Stamp a black image as part of the background.
- Adhere cutout images on top.
- Adhere background layer to an ATC size (2.5" x 3.5") base card.
- Use glitter and glitter pens to add a little bling and highlights.
For background papers I used:
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!