Friday, May 29, 2009

ATC's - or birdie business cards?

Since i will be attending An Artistic Affaire tomorrow in Los Angeles, and meeting many new people, i thought it would be nice to have a way to connect.  Since i am new to the area - i'd like to make new friends in the paper arts world.  I'd love to start an local altered book group and perhaps teach classes.  
Instead of just passing out cards with my contact info - why not make them into artist trading cards?  I started with some blue and aqua card stock i bought for 10 cents a sheet at Joann's.  I printed out my name, email and blog address in word - and inserted a clip art image of pink cerry blossoms on an aqua background.  They are not perfect - i am working without my full art studio - and i do not have a paper cutter!
ok - so they are "roughly" 2 1/2 by 31/2. I cut some french dictionary paper into strips and glued that on the bottom of the cards.  Next a torn edges piece of bright pink mulberry paper.

  Then i added a beautiful victorian scrap bird.  These came on a sheet from ArtChix.  I MUST get some more - they were so fun to use.
For a little embellishment i added a shell button applied with a glue dot.
At an antique store in South Pasadena i picked up a stack of old stamps that included these sweet little vellum envelopes. 
 I inserted the atc's and sealed it shut with an egg sticker from Cavallini & Co. 
i think they turned out very sweet - and they'll match perfectly to the artistic affaire event - which will be filled with romance and girly girl flowers and birds and nests and ribbons and lace.

1 comment:

Dorthe said...

Diane, they are so lovely,
~ Dorthe