Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Iris Folding

Teapot ATC's

The original pattern for this was to large for an ATC , so I just shrank it down to the size I needed. I've been enjoying iris folding for the last few years now and even though it's easy to do, it always seems to amaze the receiver. I also like making cards or framed pictures for gifts with this technique.
Again, since ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) are only about the size of a baseball card, I used tissue paper instead of scrap booking or origami paper. Since each strip of paper is individually placed, it can become quite lumpy or thick on a small project. There are tons of shapes and free patterns all over the net, so you can pretty much just pick your subject and look for the pattern.
As you can guess, the subject for this swap was teapots...any color, any technique. Both of my cards are on their way to the Netherlands this time around. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Book Page ATC with Butterfly

Once again, it was a dark and rainy day, so I started digging through my craft supplies and tried to get creative. I have noticed its harder to come up with some thing creative if you haven't done it for a while. For this swap you could do any type of butterfly as long as the background on the ATC is an actual book page. So, I headed to my local library and picked up a 50 cent book and found some fabric in my stash that had butterflies on it. The butterflies are fabric and scrapbook paper. I've seen 3D paper punches and liked the effect, however, I don't happen to own any at the moment, so I had to improvise. I don't think they turned out to bad! They will be flat going through the mail, but will have enough memory from being folded to stick up again once she opens it. Any way, I hope this has some wow factor and adds some thing unusual to their collection of ATC cards.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Time for Prom

Dalton & Ashleigh
Aww, they look so pretty I couldn't resist posting a couple pictures!