Wednesday, January 31, 2007

ATC's for swap using background Techniques from Artist Trading Card WOrkshop by Bernie Berlin

It was getting to be time to get these cards done. That meant that I had to chose a background technique from Bernie Berlins book. I decided to do the Fused Fiber technique with my own twist of course!! Here are the supplies that I used:

I used cardstock cut to 2.5x3.5 inches. Then I glued a piece of painted paper towel down and placed snippets of all of the fibers, painted netting and sequins that you see in the picture above, on top of the painted paper towel. Then I sprinkled on clear embossing powder and placed a 1 inch wide strip of fusible webbing over all. I covered the whole thing with a piece of parchment paper and ironed it on the silk heat setting of my iron. Once it had cooled, I removed the parchment paper and sprinkled on cut up bits of Crystal Green Angelina fibers. Then I replaced the parchment and ironed for no longer thatn 3 seconds. These backgrouds were the results of my melting playtime!

The Angelina fiberr fuses to the whole thing and gives the cards the sparkly shimmer!! I love this technique!!

I added a red tulip cut from cotton fabric, a stem cut from some painted paper and the word "grow" that I had stamped on another piece of the paper used for the stem and leaf. Then I sewed everything down onto the card and did a zigzag stitch around the whole thing!

Here are the resulting ATC"S.

These is a technique that I know I will be using again and again!!


Sue B said...

Fabulous! Love these cards!

Kacy said...

Great job Elizabeth! I love the bright, cheery colors.

Patty M said...

The colors on these cards are great. Really love this tech. I will have to give it a try. TFS the how to's.

Patti Gramza said...

SUPER FANTASTIC Elizabeth! I love the look of these! WOW!


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