Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Friday, 30 August 2013

Black White Red - Fun with ATCs

This is a single ATC I put together for the Fun with ATCs blog.  Rather than an actual ATC swap you just post pictures of your ATC via your blog.

The theme this time is Black, White, Red.  These colours always say 'Oriental' to me and one of the first stamps I ever bought (Judikins at Stamp Addicts) is a lovely image of a Japanese lady, which I never get tired of using in different projects and I thought it would be perfect for this.

A limited colour palette here and a simple card layout, so I didn't use too many bits and pieces; red dye ink, black pigment ink, embossing ink, along with some clear embossing powder, red water colour paint (from Inktense blocks by Derwent), a red fine liner pen and just three stamps.

The main watercoloured image was cut out and teamed up with a background of cherry blossom (Claritystamps), highlighted with red pen.  The card was also lightly coloured with red ink around the edges using foam.

As an embellishment, a symbol meaning beauty (stamp from Muji) was stamped and clear embossed, cut out, then coloured with red dye ink.  The clear embossing acts as a resist.

The main image and embellishment were fixed to the card with dimensional glue.


  1. Lovely oriental ATC, thats a great Geisha image. Julia

  2. Wonderful stamps and a truly adorable make!

    Thank you so much for joining us at FunwithATCs!

    Claudia x

  3. It was my pleasure to make for your challenge. Thanks for the lovely comments x

  4. Very beautiful - lovely stamps and your design is perfect. Thank you very much for joining us at FUN WITH ATCs :-)

    IKE xx

  5. What a beautiful ATC - great images, and I love the pop of dimension you've given the woman against that deliciously delicate cherry blossom background. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fun With ATCs.
    Alison x