Friday, January 29, 2010

ATC Tutorial

The Magpies Nest offered up some beautiful digital sheets in exchange for tutorials using her collage sheets. Here are my first two, using this collage sheet from her etsy shop. The colors are rich and the images more crisp than my photos.
Supplies needed: collage sheet, scissors, playing card or ruler for correct size of ATC, lace, background papers, flower, small tag, gel pens, glue, ribbon, and hot glue
1. Cut background papers for front and back of card. 2. Glue only the front paper on.
3. Glue front image onto front background paper.
4.Get all air bubbles out. 
5. Use gel pens to embellish the flowers, vines, children and any other details you want to pop.
6. Attach tag and add bow with a dot of hot glue. 
7. Cut a 3" piece of lace in half and hot glue to the bottom and top of the ATC back.

See how only a tad bit shows. So that's it. Easy peasy. Next you will need to sign and date the back of your ATC. Have fun! Remember to go check out Magpies Nest . She has some awesome collage sheets. I will be using some more of her graphics for more fun tutorials, so check back often.


  1. Tammy ~ AWESOME tutorial and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ATCs!! They are so sweet and look like they would be perfect for Valentine's Day. Thank you so much for doing these! (Thanks for letting Dotty at TT know also.)

    I will do a post this evening on this!


  2. Tammy - this is so great!! I've never made an ATC - never quite new how to do it, where to start. You make it seem easy. Thank you!! Hugs, Silke

  3. oooh very cool. I will be posting mine soon, working on it this weekend,


  4. simple yet beautiful!! love your clever ideas tammy :)) and maggie's images are really beautiful too :)

    lovely step by step tutorials, clear and easy to follow :) you ROCK!

  5. Love the dreamy look you have given these and thanks for the tutorial
    hugs June xxx

  6. So sweet ATC`s Tammy, love the purple colors, and your -how to- is perfect.
    thanks for showing.

    xo Dorthe

  7. your ATCs are adorable! and imagine my surprise to see my giveaway here!!! you are the sweetest!!! thank you so much, guess you should have double the chance to win!! xoxox

  8. Tammy,
    These are great!

    Nice idea to exchange like that too.


    barbara jean

    Oh, almost forgot why i came by.
    Thanks for signing up to follow my blog. =))

  9. What a great tutorial Tammy! thanks :)

  10. I love this tutorial Tammy! I think Maggie's idea is a great one, collabrative art is always facinating. These would make wonderful little Valentines. Can you believe I've never made an ATC?
    I love them tho and you made it seem so simple.
    xox, Lisa

    PS Where's your famous red nail polish?? LOL

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  13. That was so interesting Tammy! I've been wondering how you make ATCs! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise. I love your cards too, they soooo beautiful!

    If you have a mo, I have an award waiting for you on my blog!

    Catherine x

  14. So pretty! I'm definitely inspired! Thank you!

  15. Great tutorial...been wondering how others did this...

  16. I tried making some of these a while back and gave up but after seeing your tutorial I feel inspired to try it again

  17. I love quick and easy. These are very cute. Love that old photo of your mom with her parents. My first grade school picture has me in curls galore because my mom put Toni perm rods in my hair the nite before. Yikes! Hope all is well with you. Blessings, Tammy

  18. Thanks for the tutorial. This is something I might want to try in the future! :)


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