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Vintage Look ATC's

Hello, Jen Rothstein here for Altered Pages.

Today I would like to share some sweet vintage inspired ATC's with you. ATC's or Artist Trading Cards are a great way to share techniques and share a small piece of your creativity. Many online trade sites are out there and if you search, I am sure you can find many local art and craft stores that host trades as well. Once you do an ATC, you kinda get hooked, I know I did. Now I have binders full of other people's artwork!

ATC cards
Joss Paper
Deco Mache paper (Green Roses)
Vintage Text
Laser cut outs
Washi Tape
Embossing powder (Not so rusted penny)
Embossing fluid or a stamp pad
Memento Ink (pistachio)
Dew Drops

Supplies ready! The paper I used is from my stash but you can find so many different ones, here.

Glue the paper to the cards and trim off excess. Because I had only a scrap of this particular paper, it did not cover the card all the way.

 To solve the problem, I used torn vintage text to cover the bottom part. I love the way they look with the scrapbook paper!  Trim off excess.

I love using washi tape! Here I have chosen a green colored music themed tape to add another element to the collage.

I took some clear embossing liquid and covered the laser cuts. Then I used this awesome coppery embossing powder called - Not so rusted penny - I love how it just gives a bit of copper shimmer but still looks vintage. I like to make sure I melt any metallic embossing powder all the way for the best look.

Next, I glued the embossed laser cut dress forms to the cards.


I took some tiny bits of the Deco Mache Paper and added to collage here and there to give some pops of floral and green color and I cut up some of the borders into separate images (the words and tickets) and added them as they have a vintage feel.  I love dimension so I added some of the Dew Drops.
To complete the look and finish the edges of the cards, I used my Memento pistachio ink pad and ran it along the edges of the card and added a little here and there to give them an overall worn look.

I hope you enjoyed this. I enjoyed making them. If you have any questions, please post in the comments below and I will happily get back to you.  Thanks for looking.
Jen R (aka Dog-Ma Studio)


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