Hello all! Wendy here with a twist for ya' for today's "Simple Basics" post. I'm really on a ATC kick lately and was inspired to create up a couple to share up with you in a quick tutorial using Happy Day collection. I love the challenge to create a mini version work of art. The 6x6 paper pads available now by Simple Stories are the PERFECT size for mini versions of art! These pads are packed to the max with 36 sheets of fab papers!
What I love about the Happy Day collection is that it's so full of color, cheer & celebration! You can use it for just about anything celebratory, not just for birthdays.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Grab up the 6x6 paper pad of Happy Day collection
Step 2: Select your preference of ATCs. I used the ATC size sticky back canvas and attached to a sturdy ATC mixed media & collage board. The can usually be found at your local hobby/craft store/online.
Step 3: I selected the calendar paper from the pad. I cut out the July calendar (the month of my birth :-)) LOVE these mini calendars!
Step 4: On the canvas, spritz your favorite mist.
Step 5: Stamp in the upper right corner of the canvas. I used a technique of stamping once and repeated stamping without re-inking the stamp for the faded effect you see below. LOVE the Unity Stamps co-brand Simple Stories. Excellent quality & just stamping perfection!
Step 6: Here I used another stamp from Unity Stamps co-brand Simple Stories and stamped directly on the mini calendar cut out in Step 3.
Step 7: Here is the finished ATC!
Simple Stories -
- Sticky Back Canvas ATC - Ranger, Mixed Media & Collage ATC - Crescent, Adirondack Color Wash - Ranger, Ink - Ranger, Tape - Advantus - Tim Holtz, Bling Cherries - Advantus, Pearls & Bling - Kaisercraft, Want2Scrap.
Special Techniques -
- Machine Stitching.