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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gecko Galz ATC Swap


Hi All, I am sharing some ATC's I made for a swap at the Gecko Galz Yahoo group.  The theme was to express yourself as an artist.  I didn't get good pictures, there is a lot of detail in these though.  I printed the front and back both and I used a PNG image on the back, it was really hard to size and line up especially since I do it in Word.   I used Lil Ellaboudy Design photo borders PNG (on sale today for $1.88 for a set of 6 ).  I used some black ink to clean up the edges so you can't see how far off my printing was, ha ha!  Then I printed the Gecko Galz Versailles ATC paper image once on matte photo paper and another time on glossy card stock, I fussy cut a flower and 2 butterflies out of the glossy so they stand out a bit, then I mounted them with some Stampin Up Crystal Effects which gives them more lift than glue, but not as much as foam pads.  I added black glitter to the center of the big flower, cut some white glitter tape with fancy scissors and mounted it on 1 side.  It still looked plain so I added a piece of white leaves ribbon and then traced the veins and leaves and stem with green Stickles.  I then made envelopes on the Zing and hand cut the liners, they had to have liners!  I wanted a closure on the envelopes but I did not want to make it heavy or bulky for the mailings so I finally came up with these gold filigree Starform corner stickers, I think they really add a classy touch.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane
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20 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! What an impressive bunch of ATCs with their matching envelopes! Gorgeous work! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Hi Diane, You are amazing. I love your ATC's with your signature envelopes. The colors and details are stunning. And, the envelope closure is really elegant. You expressed yourself as an artist beautifully.

    Happy Card Creating!
    Hugs, CM

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  3. very elegant looking, diane!

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  4. Well I know your swap partners are going to be extremely delighted! What gorgeous ATC's and the matching envelopes is icing on the cake! So rich and elegant! How is your weather??

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  5. Oh these are superb!!! I love love love the colour tone shown here!

    Hugs,

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  6. I'm with Valerie! Three 'WOW's' is hardly enough - these are incredible to look at. I am still droooooooling over the envelopes. Everything about them is perfectly astounding! hugs, Donna

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  7. I'm with Valerie! Three 'WOW's' is hardly enough - these are incredible to look at. I am still droooooooling over the envelopes. Everything about them is perfectly astounding! hugs, Donna

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  8. What an amazing little ATC gift set. I love the little natching envelopes for each, its the first time I have seen ATC's with their own little jackets. Just amazing detail and colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  9. Oh Diane these a gorgeous! Love the little envelopes you made to go with them. I can't wait to get mine!!! Hugs,
    ~Deb~
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  10. Simply Stunning sweetie!! Hugs Pops x

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  11. wow your atc's and matching envelopes are gorgeous, there are some very luck swoppers out there. Hugs Annette x

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  12. oh wow how beautiful are these!!! love the beautiful envelopes and the design is just wonderful. fabulous work!!

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  13. Hi Diane, these cards have so much personality... and I love the way you create your envelopes.
    Love,
    M

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  14. Diane, Your ATC's are wonderful and I love the envelopes. Perfect little pieces of art. Hugs, Linda

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  15. Wow Diane! What a fab collection of ATC's!

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  16. Fabulous melange of color and your custom envelopes to match are perfection. Happy Creative Hearts...

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  17. Oh how beautiful these are! I love all the details. Your images are just fine! Hugs, Mina

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  18. Oh my gosh, Diane, you are doing some AMAZING work. They are stunning, how lucky someone is going to be!!!

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