On UK Stampers the theme that Vonny set for the July ATC swap was “Roses”. This came as a blessed relief, after the problems I had with the “Royalty” theme for June! I was winning from the start with “Roses”, as I have several suitable stamps, so I decided to make 3 quite different ATCs this time. It proved so easy, that I finished everything in June!
For the first ATC, I stamped the top part of the Rose Flower Fairy stamp with black Memento, then coloured in the whole ATC with Promarkers. To finish off, I inked round the edges very lightly, stuck a clear bling in the middle of the rose and painted a thin coat of Stickles onto the fairy’s wings.
For the second ATC, I brayered a background with Soothing Sunset Big’n’Juicy. I zapped the ink with my heat tool until it was well and truly dry, and used my antistatic pad as well, before I stamped the rather arty rose silhouette with black Archival and embossed it with clear detail powder. Then I masked the flower and stamped the word “Rose” in pink. To finish off, I inked round the edges lightly, and stuck a pink bling in the centre of the rose.
I had a bit of messy fun with No 3! I stamped the rose corner and the word “Rose” in black Archival, zapped it dry, sprayed the ATC with a mixture of Tumbled Glass reinker, pearl mist and water, until the card was very wet, then tipped a load of coarse sea-salt onto it. I had to make 2, as the first one got spoilt when I rubbed the salt off it. I was a bit more patient the second time, used coarser salt, and let it dry for longer. Unfortunately, the salt slightly “attacked” the embossing, so the images aren’t perfect. I finished off with 3 blue blings and ink round the edges.
I made a postcard for my note to Vonny, using the same stamps and background as for ATC 3. For the envelopes, I went back to my usual digital setup using the free template from Craft Stamper magazine. I wasn’t in a hurry to repeat June’s envelope fiasco!!