Hi everyone. This is an ATC card from the first ATC class of 2016 at The Craft Shack. We are doing one card a month all year and will end up with a tray full of these mini treasures. And because they are going into a tray and not my ATC album they can have lots of dimension Lou Ann and I are taking turns designing them and she came up with this month's name. But I got to make it.
First, I stamped the woodgrain stamp from MFT "Western Backgrounds" in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink on the red cs.
I used Tim Holtz Grungeboard to cut out the skates from I painted it with Pickett Fence Crackle Paint and let it air dry. I know you can heat it after the crackling starts, but if I have the time I'd rather not. Rub a little Walnut Stain Ink over it with your finger after the paint dries. It absolutely looks like old cracked leather. Use a regular black Sharpie for the heel.and Inka Gold-silver painted on the blades. Then poke some holes for your twine laces adding a couple Darice tiny rusty bells, and you have yourself a pair of skates.
Tim's calendar was too big for the card, so I stamped it with Brown StazOn ink onto a 2" wide strip of Shrirky Dink Shrinkable Plastic. I punched it out with a SU tag topper punch. Make sure you do any punching or piercing for your hole before you shrink your plastic When they shrink down they get thicker. You can bake them in your oven, or line a little box with foil and use a heat tool to shrink it down. I felt like I was 8 again! (My age, not my size. Although I'll never see either of those again) Then I attached it to the card and hooked the twine over it.
The little snowflakes you see are from the scraps of a Memory Box die that I used for my Christmas cards this year. There were so many, and it seemed a waste to throw them away.
And that's my card. Hope you like it. Make sure to check Lou Ann's blog for the February ATC! Along with lots of other great inspirations.
Stamps: MFT "Western Backgrounds"-retired; Tim Holtz Calendar 1
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap; Distress Crackle Paint/Pickett Fence; Inka Gold in Silver
Tools: SU Tag Topper Punch; Big Shot; Hole Reemer