Friday, March 21, 2014

Easter/Paris Themed ATCs

This month over at Creating the Crafty Life, Misty is hosting an ATC swap. For those who don't know, ATCs are tiny works of art that are always swapped and never sold. They're like trading cards for grow ups. :-)

We had a choice of doing either a Paris theme or a traditional Easter theme using the beautiful pastel colors of spring. I couldn't make up my mind, so I melded both themes together and this is the result.

Voila! Easter in Paris! I found the egg shaped ATC cards through an Etsy seller. I edged the sides with Dusty Concord Distress Ink, then covered the front and back with the pretty Kirby Teesdale paper from Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).  

The flowers in the back are from a beautiful trim I found at Goodwill last year (10 yards for $7.99!!!). The glittery Eiffel Tower is a Jolee sticker.

I found the springy Victorian ladies online, resized them, and printed them off on some pearlized card stock. The sentiment, "Joyeuses Pasques" (Happy Easter) was also printed on the same card stock. The purple flowers are from an online seller (who's name escapes me at the moment) and the yellow roses are from the $1.50 spot at Michael's. I used an EK Success punch for the green branches.

This is my first set of ATCs and I think I'm hooked. It's a great project if you're looking to satisfy your urge to make something but are a little short on time. :-) 


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