enjoy the journey

I did this set of ATCs for MarciLB’s ATC swap over at scrapbook.com! The category for this set was travel, and while going through my supplies looking for inspiration I came across Tim Holtz’s “Blueprint Compass” stamp & die set and I had my idea! I’m also entering them into Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge “Distress It.”

The background of everything is a pattern from the Silhouette store. In it’s original form it is a much lighter shade of tan/brown … parchment-y … whatever! LOL! But I used the built-in Image Effects tools of Silhouette Studio (I have the Designer Edition) to change it more to my liking! And, actually I did it two different shades and then printed it out on some self-adhesive paper. After I printed it, I put *some* Mod-Podge Acrylic sealer on so the printer ink wouldn’t run (as bad) when I spritzed the images with water after using Distress Oxides! Other than all that, it’s a rather straight forward cut & glue project!

Close-up of one of the ATCs
Layering and edge distressing!

 Product List:

  • Tim Holtz  Sizzix Blueprint Compass Framelit & Stamp set, idea-ology Game Spinners and sanding block, Tonic paper distresser, and Ranger Distress Oxides Salty Ocean, Frayed Burlap, & Antique Linen.
  • Sizzix Big Shot & precision baseplate
  • We-R-Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile
  • Mod-Podge Acrylic Sealer
  • self-adhesive paper
  • chipboard (it’s what I stuck the paper to before stamping & cutting)

One thought on “enjoy the journey

  1. Love your gorgeous creation! The colors and the layered embellishments are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. 🙂


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