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Monday, October 21, 2013

"Triptych" ATC: Paris in the Fall!

Hello My Dear Stamper Friends:

I loooove ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) and I wish to do more of them...very practical to handle, easy to make, cute and real little pieces of "Art"...

My First thought and project was to make one ATC for the Fall (3rd ATC on the right; top photo)
with the lamp post (gold embossed) the birds and the pumpkins... see photo below...

I was so pleased with the result that  I decided to create a second one showcasing Paris, because it is one of my favorite cities in the world and because I had this "Tour Eiffel" perfect to depict "La Ville-Lumière/the city of light".
I used the same colors and theme (blue flourish, birds, clouds, ferns, colors etc)

Having finished the 2, I said to myself , hey these 2 ATC's need a third companion; one that will link the 2 of them ... and that's how "My ATC Triptych/(3 panels)" came to life!!!
I like very much triptychs because they can tell a history...  

My history:   is Having a stroll in "Paris in the Fall" among trees, city lights with the Eiffel Tower near by, listening to the birds singing makes you to have a "happy day"! (sentiment on the side) this really reminds me my strolls in the "Champ de Mars" (which is a  public green area / park where the Eiffel Tower is located)

I added this frame on the back and The loops on the "Tiffany" frame came very handy to link them with the gold cord

Memory Box has various stamps with small images and dies ideal to make this kind of projects and I think this is something that we overlook...we think automatically dies and stamps for card making in general but we tend to forget that we can make ATC's too!
Notice that some stamps come with a side stamp ..I love this feature, the fence (stripes) comes with the tiny clouds on the side ..they are so cute...and  ALL the sentiments come with a side stamp!
(I used on the panel on the center the sentiment "happy day" and it comes with the musical note on the side)

HOW TO: My sentiments where just hand written with a  brown "Copic" marker on parchment paper and rolled on the top...
After sponging all the background, I distress the edges with "Walnut" distress ink, gold emboss the main image, added some liquid pearls, a flourish flower cut in turquoise glitter paper and some other die cuts...(birds pumpkins)

Definition of an ATC: "Artist Trading Cards" are miniature works of art measuring 2 1/2"x 3 1/2"  to fit card collector pockets, sleeves or sheets and are usually traded or exchanged. The Movement began in Switzerland and this movement has world wide followers who like to swap and collect Art from Around the world. They can help yourself to express your style using your preferred medium or media. And usually include on the back your information, the technique used, how many you made, date, signature etc...they are unique, original and handmade of course!

For the ATC enthusiasts out there, "Lost Coast Designs" carries a series of stamps specially sized for for making ATC's...check it out! and this set of rubber stamps specially designed for the back of your ATC's  are perfect to finish your project...

Mine,  fold to be sent flat  and tied on the front with the gold cord

a last view from the side

OK my friends, hope you will give it a try...I will be posting in the days ahead some more about ATC's so be on the look out...

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  1. Superbe tes atc's Bibiana!

  2. Gorgeous ATCs!! Love the colors and embossing.

  3. Paris - I am there! Beautiful ATCs - such lovely details

  4. Another master piece of pretty French cards. Love em.

  5. Love, love, love your ATC's. I am inspired to make a few. I haven't made any in awhile. Love the embossing too.

  6. Gorgeous set , love the stamps x

  7. These are beautiful! How did you make the pumpkins and leaves so dimensional?

  8. Hello Bibiana, comme je te l'ai déjà écrit sur ton blog en français, j'adore ! C'est magnifique, les couleurs, l'embossage, le travail des encres, les tampons, ... tout est superbe ! Gros bisous

  9. Witaj Bibiana :)
    Super klimat Twojego tryptyku, piękne kolory i fantastyczny pomysł.

  10. tes cartes sont magnifiques, j'adore cette découpe tour Eiffel!! quel effet!!

  11. One of my favorite cities, too! I've never seen it in the fall, just the spring and summer, but I am ready to go! Ha! These are lovely.

  12. Wonderful ATC. Cards!
    Thank you for the lovely birthday card Bibiana! Came at a nice time.....recovering from total knee replacement surgery, so such a nice surprise! Thank you again!

  13. they are beautiful, Bibiana, gorgeous colour combination!!!

  14. Hi Bibiana,
    Thanks for looking at my blog and your nice comment. I was wondering about the technique you used on those adorable little pumpkins from Memory Box. I have those dies myself, and I was wondering how do you make them look dimensional, almost glittery and shadowed? How do you ink them or color them to make them stand out? Your designs are so lovely, I'd love to try them at home since I have so many Memory Box dies. Thanks for sharing a tip.

  15. Ils sont magnifiques tes ATC, bises

  16. Magnifiques ATC avec de superbes fonds, bravo. Bises.

  17. thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments,
    adore the ATC, it is something I do not make, but these are lovely, beautiful colours with lovely stamps and die cuts.

  18. trop trop beaux tes atc j aime beaucoup le rendu
    avec la tour Eiffel

  19. A trip tych eeeekkkks, I loooooove them and ATC, now Miss
    Bibiana, these are THE BOMB*****, the colors the die cuts, just some superb work, I think I can say these are my favorite make of your, and that is hard to say since everything you make is gorgeoussss, thanks for sharing...

  20. Très beau travail , les teintes sont superbes !

  21. I have been making ATC for a while now and I have to tell you this set is the nicest I have seen in a long time. There is a lot of feeling in this set. totally outstanding !!!

  22. c'est vraiment magnifique tes atc.bravo

  23. Magnifique tes ATC, j'adore
    merci d'être passée sur mon blog, je viens de m'inscrire a ta newsletteur



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