Here is my ATC:
I really love creating ATC's. I can use up so many of my scraps from other projects - I hate throwing anything away!
I started out with some left over patterned papers and a snippet of rick-rack.
I also had a few love-related cutouts
I made with my Silhouette machine. I LOVE my Silhouette. I can do soooo many things with it!
Punched out lots of small hearts from the scrap paper too.
I took a standard ATC-sized piece of white cardboard (2.5" x 3.5") and went over the edges with a pink stamp pad and then did a little fill in with the pad too.
Threw the "I Heart You" cutout into the Xyron machine - so much easier than trying to glue it down!'Love my Xyron too!
Next I went to the sewing machine and stitched the rick-rack and heart cutouts into place. I love the look and texture of stitching!
After stitching I "fluffed" up the top layer on the hearts for extra dimension. I love lots of layers, textures and dimension!
I used Glossy Accents to embellish a couple of the hearts, as well as tack down the tiny heart punches. I love dimension (did I say that already?!)
OH, here's a little tip: I find everytime I go to use the Glossy Accents the spout is clogged. Now I leave a pin in the spout and screw the cap on to store it. When ready to use again, just give a little "up and down" with the pin and you are ready to go!
So, that's the first of my Valentine's Day projects, more to come so stay tuned!