My silver and black ATCs started with a piece of black velvet paper. I would not be surprised if I've had this in my possession (stash!) since I worked in a rubber stamp store some 12-15 years ago!! I remember selling it when I worked there. Anyway, I found it when rummaging through a pile of papers in the garage (which have yet to be put away in my studio) and thought it would be perfect. My first idea was to stamp it with Brilliance ink, silver. Click for a larger view . . .
|Then I cut the black velvet paper to ATC size|
and added paper images from ARTchix Studio to each one.
I used my xyron to make them into stickers.
|My Krylon Metallic Silver pen came in handy -|
I do love to splatter!
The cards were placed on a black cardstock backing as the velvet paper is not substantial enough. I ran the metallic pen around all of the edges too.
|* for caryl *|
|* for debby *|
|* for frieda *|
This is my 3rd year completing this exchange and I have 2 very full and beautiful notebooks now. I love this exchange because my friends encourage and inspire me . . . and they challenge me! The first colour combination of 2011 is Turquoise and Copper, so look for that from me later in the month. You can also check out the blogs of the other members, linked above. Have a great day - do something creative! ; ^ D