Thursday, May 10, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Chris Creates a Trio of ATCs

[Note: This month, we have several STAMPlorations girls guest designing and joining the regular Spotlight Project girls and sharing more awesome step-by-step projects that feature our 5x7 stamp club sets. We hope you get even more inspired!]

Hello STAMPfriends! Chris here from Chrispy's Creations with my first Spotlight Project! Today I'm using the For the Birds stamp club set to make some ATCs.

I began by cutting water color paper to size, then spritzing Meadow Green Glimmer Mist, dabbing off excess, then spritzing Aquamarine:

I heat dried these, then sponged brown archival ink around the edges:

Using the Daisy Play stencil, I spread embossing paste over the cards. After removing the stencil (and cleaning right away!), I sprinkled gold embossing powder over the paste, then set aside overnight to air dry. (The hardest part was waiting for the paste to dry! LOL!):

Note: I started this late in the afternoon, thus the reason I left these to air dry overnight. If you are an early bird crafter, which I am not, these would most likely be dry by the afternoon, depending on how thick you spread the embossing paste. Once dry, you can heat emboss the gold powder:

I cut some burlap ribbon a bit wider than the cards and taped them down. I stamped and fussy cut the birds and sentiments. I inked around the sentiments to grunge them up a bit:

All that's left is adhering the birds and sentiments using foam squares! Here are some close ups of each card:

In real life, because of the Glimmer Mists and the embossing powder, these are really quite shimmery! I love that! There you have it. The beauty of this design is that if you aren't into making ATCs, you can turn it into a greeting card instead! Woo Hoo!

Be sure to head to the STAMPlorations store to get your very own For the Birds stamp set, along with any other stamps, dies, or stencils! Want a discount? Simply use STAMPGIRLCHRIS for 20% off!

If you create something inspired by my project, why not link it up in the Spotlight Project gallery!

Thanks for checking out my Spotlight Project! See you soon!


  1. love the set of atc's - great use of the bird set

  2. Great ATC's - love the cool background you created for them!

  3. fabulous ATCs, thanks for the picture tutorial on the porgression of the background.

  4. Great technique for the background and what fabulous ATC's...Thank you for the inspiration x

  5. I LOVE all 3 of your bird ATC's Chris. TFS Hugs..

  6. Great tut! Chris. Fabulous ATC's with that super textured background.

  7. Oh my goodness - how super cute are these ATC? Super duper cuties - love em - nice work on the stencil background

  8. What stunning ATC's, and thanks for the tip about using embossing powder with the paste


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