Falcon Travelers

Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

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.

7 thoughts on “Corrugated ATC

  1. Tracy says:

    I looooove it Monique, it has such a beautiful aged feel to it!!!
    I am so glad you joined us over at eclectic Paperie.
    Big hugs
    Thank you sooo much for the lovely comment you left on mine as well.


  2. Monique says:

    Thank you, Tracy =)


  3. butterfly says:

    Oh, this is just fabulous… I love the hinged door, and beautiful stitched binding to create it; the image is so perfectly vintage, and as a huge fan of corrugated card, this really delights me! Thanks so much for playing along with us at eclectic Paperie!
    Alison x


  4. Monique says:

    Thank you, Alison.


  5. Donna-Marie says:

    Ohhhhh…what a nice surprise behind that door:-) The stitching of fabric for the hinge was a super idea! The patina and butterflies really make a wonderful statement on this ATC card…thaks for coming out to play with eP!


  6. I love this atc. The way you hinged the door with the stitched fabric, the various directions of the corrugated cardboard, and the sweet surprise inside make for an amazing little piece of art. Really well done. Thanks so much for joining our corrugated cardboard challenge at eclectic Paperie. I had a delightful visit to your blog.


  7. Salla says:

    Very creative ATCs, I'd never have guessed it was your first time making them!


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