These ATC’s fold open. Here’s the outside view. The base of the card is a piece of silver foil coated card that came in some sort of package I bought. This side though was the plain white side so I covered it with this crinkly silver tissue paper I bought at a card shop a while back. Then, I glued pieces of metal screening over top. I had tried using the screening on the inside but it just wouldn’t stick to the silver foil side. The faces in the middle are brass charms and the butterflies that hold the cards closed…well, you’ll never guess what they are. They’re actually clips that I bought at the dollar store (Dollarama here in Canada) that you are supposed to clip onto your flip flops to decorate them!
I’m taking part in Lisa Fulmer’s monthly ATC swap for the first time this month and the theme is metal or metallics. The first thing that came to mind when I heard the theme was an old technique I learned on Aleene’s Creative Living TV show. This technique involves using Aleene’s Tacky Glue, a flame, and some Rub’n Buff metallic rubs. Look for a mini-tutorial on how to do this technique here tomorrow.
Here’s what the inside looks like. In the centre section, I laid a piece of gold Bristol board, then a piece of ribbon, and finally my gold heart made with the burnt tacky glue technique. On the right I added a piece of iridescent wrapping paper topped with a silver dragonfly charm. On the left I used a piece of silver striped (tone on tone) scrapbooking paper topped with a black silhouette picture.