Monday, March 15, 2010



Good morning all! Welcome to the Purple Cows St. Patty's Day Blog Hop! If you have started here, please go to the Purple Cows Blog to start!! If you've hopped here from Tanisha Long' blog.....Welcome!!!!

I have a St. Patrick's Day themed ATC to share with you today. It uses four of my favorite Purple Cows products: the #1040: 2 in 1 trimmer, decorative blades, #3020 laminator and small laminating pockets. Here's what I did:




1. Cut a 2 1/2"X3 1/2" piece of white cardstock. Ink the edges with ColorBox liquid chalk.

2. Sprinkle the inside of a laminating pocket with alcohol ink, let dry. Run this through laminator on one end of the ATC. Cut off excess on sides, trim bottom with decorative blade. Cut slits every 1/8" in laminated piece.

3. Punch out and cut out St. Patty's Day items. Decorate ATC.
4. Chalk edges of Petaloo flower, add to front of ATC with ribbon strips and extra small brad.
5. Add punched shape to back of ATC to cover back of brad. Spray with Smooch, let dry. Add strips to back.
6. Decorate front and back of ATC with rub ons to complete.

Hope you enjoy my project!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Hopping! I'll be back to announce my RAK winner on Monday, March 22, 2010! Happy creating!

41 comments:

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

Oh i am first to comment, that might be a bad thing....they never choose number one..lol but anywhoo, i love the atc art....and tfs directions....

Colleen said...

fun atc.

kmassman said...

that is beautiful!

Shannon Marie said...

very creative! nice spin on it!

Kimberly said...

I never thought of using the ink that way... i am going to try it today! thanks!

Jingle said...

This is a great ATC! I love the texture you brought in with your inks! Very neat technique!

Misty said...

lovin' this little atc and all of the fun techniques! tfs!

Elisa K said...

Love the atc... so fun and the fringe is fab.. hehe

Hugs
Elisa

TanishaRenee said...

Love this Vicki, the misting looks awesome!

Daintry said...

Very neat card, and love that you included the directions!!

Nikki Love said...

gorgeous green ATC!!!!

Bobbi said...

That is so cute. I love the look of ATCs but have not tried them yet. TFS

Helen said...

Beautiful!! I just signed up to follow you.

Tricia said...

very very clever use! I love this project!

Divinity said...

very creative -- and very into the patrick's day theme! :)

TeenaBugg38 said...

those are so pretty.....I ahve never really been sure what hey are for but I like them....lol

Mary Ellyn said...

love it

Jenrex4 said...

love your ATC. I don't have a laminator yet but i may lift your idea.

Kim and Jim said...

Cute idea!! I gotta get me some of that ink, what a creative way to use it!
Kim

BabyBokChoy said...

beautiful , just beautiful!

Robin said...

Very cute! TFS the instructions!!

debb said...

Beautiful ATC!

Pamela said...

Love this! :)

Marlene said...

Very GREEN and adorable! :)

Kim said...

LOVE your ATC! Thanks for sharing!

connie said...

I love your ACT and thanks for the tutorial.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a happy ATC! Thanks for the info on making one of my own. :)

pink said...

Cute ATC!

{raisingAlexis} said...

how cute is that? love it!

rstuck2003 said...

I love the fringe!

Pinky said...

TOO TOO cute Vicki!!!!

paula said...

Love the atc--i really like the way you interpreted all that yummy green!! great job. xx

Lynn M said...

I love it! The green is so rich!

Miss Tami said...

Love the misting technique. Maks a great background!

Leah said...

cool..love all the green..Thanks

LaMaMaLa said...

that's really cute! great job!!!

Samantha said...

Oh my gosh, that is amazing! I love all of the little details you put into it Vicki, so pretty!

Mary Jean said...

love your atc card! Thanks

Tanya said...

What a fun ATC!!

ellen s. said...

oh totally festive and cute!

feli said...

i love this! so so green! :)