Monday, July 9, 2012

Dress Dummy Part One---ATC's

Hello Dreamer's!
I am having a sewing themed blow out here on the Dreamer's blog today.  I have  oodles  of ATC's to share with you.  I used the stamp Dress Stand from American Art Stamps. 

ATC's (Artist Trading Cards are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2") are great for using all the left overs from larger projects.  I sure don't like to throw out any part of all those cool backgrounds I make.  Even the little bits are great for ATC's.  The first three are made with backgrounds created by putting ink on a Craft Sheet, spritzing with water, and pressing and twisting around the Cs into the inks.  I stamped the image directly onto the backgrounds.   I just got carried away stamping this stamp.  I could not stop my self and made 12 projects!!  LOL-Oh what fun!!  I will use these as business cards.

The next two ATC backgrounds were made using the Crafters Workshop Templates and spray inks. This is one of my favorite techniques and you can check out my tutorial at The Scrapbook News and Review magazine.  Or, on my blog here.  

I used scraps of CS, ribbon, and lace for all the ATC's.  And, just had fun!!

Challenges for Dress Dummy ATC's:
Simon Says Stamp; ATC"s or tags
Simon Says stamp and Show: layers.---I layered inks and spray, fibers and CS.
Let's Ink It Up: all girly
Sir Stampalot: what is your craft passion-I love creating one of a kind backgrounds for my projects
ATC with attitude: anything goes

Stay tuned for more ATC's and some mini note cards all using this same image.  I think I will break this down into three posts.   I hope you are having a great day!!  Love ya.


  1. Oh these are so lovely! I love all of your variations with the same stamp and seeing the different ways you made use of it. Great post and projects! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!


  2. Hi Karen, These are fabulous. What a lot of inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us.

  3. Gorgeous work, they will go down a treat as business cards. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot.

  4. Some great backgrounds Karen and they work so well with that stamp. You sound like me as I keep so many lovely inky bits and pieces.

    Thanks so much for sharing your 'Crafty Passion' with us at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

  5. These are all amazing! So many fabulous techniques and details... and I think these would be perfect to use as business cards. :) Thanks for playing along in the tag/ATC challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

  6. I love your ATC's, very addictive aren't they ?! I love your designs.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo x

  7. Love that dress form! Awesome ATC's Karen! Great backgrounds!


  8. Fabulous ATCs, Karen! Love the backgrounds. Thank you for sharing your Crafty Passion with us at Stampalot Challenge and good luck!

    Lynne x

  9. Fabulous ATC's Karen !! :-)
    Congratulations !! you are the lucky winner of the $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp !! :-)

    Lols x x x

  10. Congrats Karen!!

  11. Wow you sure were busy, and gorgeous projects they are. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck with the draw. Hugz Suzanne

  12. Lovely ATCs, great backgrounds too!
    Thanks for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  13. Great projects, Karen! I love that stamp! And your backgrounds are all awesome! :)

  14. Fabulous collection of ATC's! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *All Girl* challenge and good luck !


    Tammy, LIIU DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

  15. Fabulous collection of ATC's! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *All Girl* challenge and good luck !


    Tammy, LIIU DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

  16. What a gorgeous collection of ATCs. Impressive how little one needs to change to get a completely different look..

  17. Beautiful ATC's. Thanks so much for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

  18. Fabulous ATC's. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma


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