Tonight I revisited a technique I discovered more than 7 or so years ago, a project just for fun. Normally one would make more than one ATC at a time, but I wasn’t sure if I remembered it correctly. It turned our as it should have.
I wanted a vintage, aged look so I chose the pretty flower from the “Jardin Paris” set. It’s watercolored with pencils. The sentiment (“Celebrate Tomorrow”) was just right for inspiring and addressing the tone of where I want to go with more ATC’s in the future. The little bird is stamped on book print, a little watercolor added and pasted down. I did some distressing with Ranger’s Vintage Photo and a stamp from “Beauty Wings”. After the piece was properly cracked I rubbed the distress ink pad directly onto the ATC. It must have been a bit much as some ink leaked in between the cracks so I used the heat tool underneath to dry it out before calling it done.
Here is a shot of it before I put it into the freezer. There are 4 layers of UTEE on the card. It’s like magic. First the melting of the embossing enamel each time, then the “cracking” once I took it out of the freezer.
This was a fun break today, to play with my crafty toys. If you have any questions about the project or my daughter’s website, feel free to ask me. I love to get comments, and love to share crafty times.