Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sweet Happy Birthday

This ATC was inspired by a project I did in a Clear Scraps class taught by Susan Frase at CKC Lancaster in July. The Clear Scraps Acrylic has a thin protective "skin" on both sides. Peel the "skin" off just prior to working on/or finishing your project.  The swirled background was done by putting 4 or 5 drops each of Zig Pink & Silver Alcohol Ink on a blending tool with a felt pad (but don't mix the colors).  I randomly pounced the blending tool on the back of the acrylic until the entire surface was covered with ink. The bright color shows through to the front of the card.  For the front of the ATC card, I peeled off the "skin" then stamped the music background with StazOn Jet Black. If you don't like how it was inked or stamped you can use non-acetone fingernail polish remover to take it off then re-ink or re-stamp. The embellishments are "Happy Birthday" peel off sticker, white lace, birthday girl from a free image site, birthday cake DSP (both punched out & distressed), swirly clip, silver flower, pink gem.  All the items are adhered to the acrylic using Zip Dry, other types of adhesives won't work on the acrylic. By the way Clear Scraps are made in the USA!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Clear Scraps ATC Acrylic Cards ; Zig Alcohol Ink ; EK Tools 1" Square Punch ; StazOn Jet Black ; Beacon Zip Dry Glue ; Ranger Ink Blending Tool ; Tim Holtz Adiondack Alcohol Ink Blending Felt

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