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Valentine ATCs

I joined a Valentine ATC swap on Facebook.  It is the first swap on Facebook that I have joined.  I finished these off but haven’t scanned them yet.  What I am posting are camera pictures – which, for some reason, seem to be blurring today.  Not sure on that but will get a scan of one of the eight I made soon and add that to the post.

The first step was a background.  I decided to use a shaving cream background.  I used Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink and Passion Pink re-inkers for the color.

Background
Background

 

Then, I realized that the ATCs were rolling up so I had to flatten them out.  Out came the ironing board, a linen tea towel and the iron.  This also heat sets the ATCs.

Flattened, heat set ATCs
Flattened, heat set ATCs

Next was trying to figure out what to put on the ATCs.  I knew that I wanted to use some cupcake picks that I had received in a swap a year or so ago.  Did I want to stamp on the ATC?  I have these two foam stamps that are conversation hearts but they never leave a good image.  I tried them on two ATCs but didn’t like the images they were producing so went back to my original thought – die cuts. 

 

I had borrowed my girlfriend’s Sizzix some time ago and did a mess of die cuts.  I used red primitive hearts on the ATCs and then put the cupcake picks.

All the ATCs
All the ATCs
Individual ATC
Individual ATC

 

Individual ATC
Individual ATC

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