Friday, April 29, 2011

Stampin' D'Amour ATC Tutorial

Welcome to Stampin' D'Amour Friday, today I have a tutorial on how to make this very sparkly and vintage inspired ATC.  I used the lady image from the "French Vintage" clear stamp set and the birthday sentiment from "Fabulous Birthday" clear stamp set.
I started by choosing a cream colored patterned paper with a beautiful floral white pattern.  
Next I trimmed the patterned paper to match the ATC card size 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and inked the edges with old paper distress ink.
Inked all the edges and adhered the patterned paper to the ATC piece.
Next, I trimmed a piece of double-sided adhesive to match the ATC size.
I carefully peeled one side off the adhesive and adhered to the patterned paper.
Once completely adhered to the patterned paper I carefully peeled the top protective paper.
Using a bead or glitter tray, I completely covered the adhesive with micro fine glitter, making sure to shake off all excess glitter.
On a stamping mat (love it, makes a huge difference on your stamped images), I placed my glittered ATC and stamped the vintage lady image with black archival ink.
I then stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment using the same ink.
Once everything was stamped, I colored the lady image with a Marvy marker and the blender pen.
I took a piece of adhesive back metal and cut one edge with the scalloped edge scissors.
I adhered the metal to the edge of the ATC, making sure the scalloped edge was placed on the front of the image.
I love the finished look of the cooper metal all around the image, it also protects the edges so the adhesive will not start lifting from the patterned paper.  Look at all that sparkle!!!
As a final touch I added some fibers and a button.  I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day.

Size:  2 1/2" x 3/12"
Stamps: Stampin' D'Amour (Fabulous Birthday, French Vintage)
Inks: Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress Ink (old paper)
Image Colored With:  Marvy LePlum II (13 Ochre, 0 Blender Pen)
Paper: Cardstock, Anna Griffin
Other:  Fibers, Crystal Glitter Ritz, Copper adhesive metal tape, PC mini scallop paper shapers, Be Creative double-sided adhesive sheet, button


  1. Angelica -

    This tutorial looks great! The step-by-step photos are very helpful and wonderful! :)


  2. This is so great, Angelica! I love all of the glitter and that trim is fabby!!

  3. Oy, Oy, Oy! LOVE this!!!! Now I need some of that glitter!!!


  4. Wow , so beautiful ATC !!!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Myrna


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