Thursday, August 2, 2012

ATC made from the August kit of the month

My Retro Bathing Beauty Artist Trading Card

Here is my ATC that I made with the items contained in this month's ATC kit. First, I inked the outside rim of the playing card included in the kit.  I used the Core'dinations paper and the 2 glitter strips to make a beach for my retro gal.  I sanded the tan paper to bring out the core color of the paper.  I then spread glue with my finger, and sprinkled the Flower Soft Sand to create my beach.  I then tore and layered the blue and white glitter papers to make it look like a wave was coming into shore.  I layered and glued all three pieces.  I cut the loop off of the bronze sand castle charm and glued it to the card.  I chose the wave design side of the Fishies paper to mat my retro beauty and glued it to my playing card.  I then cut out the words "Retro Beauty" and the beach ball and glued them to the ATC.   Lastly, I layered the palm tree die cuts which are included in the kit, and then placed the pop dot behind the green palm leaves before gluing it to complete my ATC.  There you go!  Have fun creating with this ATC kit which will be included in every order throughout the month of August.  

Here are the five Retro Beach Beauties that we have chosen for this kit 
One of these bathing beauties will be included in your kit.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 2012 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month - Retro Bathing Beauties

"Retro Bathing Beauties" is the theme for this month's free Artist Trading Card kit of the month.
  This ATC kit will be placed in every order throughout the month of August, 2012.

This Artist Trading Card Kit includes the following:
1 -  vintage 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. Hoyle Pinockle Playing Card with a mermaid design to use as your base
1 - 2 in. x 4 in. double sided paper piece of Little Fishies from the Little Yellow Bicycle Splash Collection
1 - 1 1/2 in. x 4 in. paper piece of Core-dinations Sand Castle paper for your sand - Great for sanding
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. Sparking Water piece of glitter paper to use as water
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. Opal Glitter piece of paper to use as a white wave
1 - bronze double sided sand castle charm
1 - small envelope with a small pinch of Flower Soft Sand sprinkles to glue and sprinkle on your beach
1 - palm tree punched using the Marvy Jumbo Palm Tree punch (a green top & a wood-grain tree trunk)
1 of 5 different retro beach bathing beauty collage images (one will be chosen per kit)
1 - beach ball image
1 - "Retro Beauty" word phrase to cut and use on your ATC
Lastly, an artist trading card sleeve to place your completed ATC