I have never made an ATC before and I thought it would be fun do try my hand at one. I didn’t know what makes an ATC. So I looked it up and apparently it’s all about the size, 3.5″ by 2.5″. Now this I should be able to do, as I have made books many times smaller than that.
I also wanted to enter into the Electric papery challenge- march, corrugated cardstock/cardboard, so it would have to incorporate corrugated cardboard of some sort. I had some whitewashed corrugated cardboard, sliced some ATC sized cards from this and started playing around with them. Layering several pieces onto each other. I kept coming back to some sort of door construction, so that’s what I made.
I used some distressed muslin and lace as a hinge for the door. The door itself is build from several pieces of corrugated board stapled together. Where I used the direction of the corrugated board to ad some interest.
The door handle is made from a chrismas ball hanging, that seemed to have lost its ball. I folded it open and snipped of the side pieces. after that I used a black marker to age it. The side pieces I used for the top and bottom corners.
I love the picture of the girl, just standing in the doorway, with her doll and a bunch of flowers. I added the butterflies to look as though they flew out from from behind the door.
I put some diamond glaze on the butteflies (those on the inside and on the outside).
It’s a fairly plain card, but I like how it has a cute little surprise on the inside. I do like the ATC card size as a nice small project to play with and might make some more of them…
Thank you for watching, bye.