On our Yahoo Group community we host many different art swaps. One of my favorites is the ATC 1-4-1. This is a small group of swappers of about 16 artists. (The number fluctuates slightly from month to month depending on how many people join and drop from the swap.) It’s a nice easy commitment to keep because there isn’t a set theme to design around and each person could receive a different atc from me.
This month though, they are all the same. I was so pleased with my design that I made enough for all 16 swappers and even a few extras, just in case! (wink!)
A roll of 2-1/2” wide ribbon with music print was the inspiration and background for this design. I cut the ribbon to 3-1/2” long to make the standard atc size. Then I cut a sheet of O’So Sticky Tape to the same size and put it over the ribbon. The leaf shaped trim and black grosgrain ribbon were added on top of the exposed tape and then the whole thing was pressed into a tray of clear micro beads.
The final embellishment is a postoid created by stamping once onto the green metallic paper and again onto pink. The pink heart was cut out and placed over the one in green with foam tape to give it some height. Decorative edged scissors were used to give the edges a postage stamp look.
If you are already a member of the Pennywise Arts Yahoo Group and want more information about our 1-4-1 swap, just contact Julie I. aka “cougstamper”. To take part in our swaps we do require group membership and our community is open to swappers of all levels, ability and geographic location! Come play with us!
Stamp Credits: Studio g
Ribbon Credit: May Arts
(Look for them in the dollar bins at a Michael’s craft store!)
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