About Me

I'm married to a sweet and wonderful guy. Finally finished college but can't seem to find a job in a lab, I'm a Microbiology major. Hope to get a good job and be able to start a family. I love to craft, especially with paper products. I've recently started an etsy store, dreamer633.etsy.com. I like to try new products and techniques.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vintage Christmas ATCs

I've joined GrammaP's Vintage Christmas ATC swap on the Cricut MB. Each group has 2 christmas songs, and you have to create an atc based on words from the song, a memory, etc.
For group one I chose the song "Jolly Old St Nick" and tried a new technique. I bought one of Ranger's watermark resist ink pads and a pretty stamp I had seen at HL of a vintage santa. I stamped the vintage santa on white, glossy cardstock and then sprayed Olive Green glimmermist onto the stamped image. The stamped image resisted the ink and I was left with a green atc with the white santa showing through. This was not as easy as it sounds because I tried 3 different ways to make the resist work with various inks and had little luck until I tried the glimmer mist. I added the red, gold and green beads because their colors and shape made me think of vintage christmas ornaments. I called this ATC "Kris Kringle".

For group 5 I chose the song "Mistletoe and Holly" and printed a vintage picture of a bell with mistletoe and berries that has "A Merry Christmas" printed on it. For the background paper, I again tried a new technique. I read in an idea book that you can take paint sample chips from Home Depot or Lowes and use them for ATCs. So, I went shopping, lol. I found some really pretty 3 tiered red paint chips and cut them so that the lines were diagonal, I wanted the suggestion of candy canes. I cut out the bell image and popped it on the background with foam dots. I also added a gold ribbon at the top of the bell for some pizzazz. Then I added some bottle green skittles at the top for an accent. This ATC was named "Mistletoe Christmas".