Thursday, May 2, 2019

Unity-April ATC's

I am a bit behind in posting cards....but wanted to post my April Unity ATC's today. We had themes (not mandatory) of Watercolor and Spring.

 The roses on my bunnies head are stamped again and fussy cut out, then painted- so this ATC has a little dimension.  The image is from 1/17 LOTM (Kit of the Month).

I used a fun technique I saw on Jennifer McGuires blog, called Smooth Alcohol Ink backgrounds. So, that is how I made ATC #2

 I took some pictures as I went along.

 After you do your technique, place a folded sheet of paper in your stamp positioner. That will keep the back of your positioner clean when you stamp. Next, stamp the image.  I placed a piece of vellum over the stamped image, you can use a piece of Washi if you want to the top or a side to hold it in place.  This is where I want the image. I placed the vellum over the ATC and was happy with the placement.  Save that vellum for another project : )
  Now I will stamp the image on the ATC backgrounds I made.  I am now going to use the piece of paper I placed in the background to help guide placement (or put the vellum over the ATC to line it up).  Ink up your stamp and stamp it out.


Here are a few of the backgrounds in a row.  As you spread the ink over the yupo or glossy paper, the Alcohol inks will begin to lighten up a bit.  Just add a few more drops of ink to the felt and repeat the process. 

I loved this technique- and ....why didn't I think of that....!

 Lastly, I added a sentiment on a strip of white paper. I decided to stop after that and viola- done!

Thanks for stopping by!


jimlynn said...

They're all fantastic! Love that rabbit on the first one too.

Lisa said...

They're so beautiful!! I love the pretty colors and the images!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

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kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful ATC's Shelly - love the background in the second one, and the flowers on the rabbit are sweet.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

These ATCs are so creative and cute, Shelly!

Donna said...

Shelly, these are both fabulous! Love the adorable bunny on the ARC. Your alcohol ink background is gorgeous. Wonderful cards. Have a super weekend!

froebelsternchen said...

Just so beautiful and clever technique Shelly!
Happy May!
Susi xxx

Lynn McAuley said...

Two beauties!! These are awesome, Shelly!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow these are absolutely gorgeous results Shelly!! Love that you've shared the photos with us!! HUGS

MiamiKel said...

Wow! These ATCs are a vision, Shelly! Love the bunny :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Those ATCs are just beautiful. You must have some incredible friends to SWAP these with.