April ISC Day 2



On Day Two of the ISC Artistic Projects, we were challenged to make a card using 3 ATC’s in a connected series. I chose to use the fruits and flowers along with the postage stamp outline. To begin, I temporarily attached all 3 ATC’s side by side to a piece of paper. After stamping and masking the images, I stamped a script using one end of a Kpad. I colored the images using markers and a blender. To cut them out, I first cut a straight line very close to the wavy edge then used an 1/8 inch hole punch to make the cut outs along the edge. They’re attached to a green layer I cut using a Spellbinders scallop edge square. I used my Nestie Resizing technique to stretch the die to fit my image.

For the background of the ATC’s, I stamped various butterfly, netting and swirl images then masked areas and sponged on bands of color. They’re attached to slightly larger layers of red then to a green layer that was stamped tone on tone using some of the same images. It’s attached to a  6.75 x 4.25 gold ochre card. A little bit of an old size, but it will fit inside a #10 business envelope. I used a 1/4 inch punch and a stylus to create some red and green faux brads and attached them in opposite corners.

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I hope you enjoy all the ISC team’s projects. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more ideas and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping  by! Your comments are always read and much appreciated!


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Supplies: stamps: ISC- for the apple and pear: Fruitful, for the script, the numbers, the postage stamp frame and little butterfly: Odd Findings, for the greeting: Nature Silhouettes I,  for the netting bg: Background Series Netting, for the little flowers and other butterflies: Make a Note
paper: white, red, green, gold ochre
ink: Ancient Page coal, sunburst,  lemon peel, leaf green,  Memories soft leaf, Kaleidacolor pad Melon Melody
accessories: 1/4 and 1/8 inch hole punches, Spellbinders square scallop set, markers and blender




14 Responses to April ISC Day 2

  1. These are really beautiful.

  2. REally pretty.

  3. Julie – this is really beautiful – love the colors, the postage frame and that you framed these little works of art!!! Beautiful!

  4. How intricately cut the images are! How’d you manage that? LOL The colors and backgrounds are lovely – my eye kept searching to see what other details were there.

  5. Avatar joanne/jojot
    joanne/jojot says:

    I love the framing and how you staggered the height of your images….wonderful

  6. Avatar Linda C.
    Linda C. says:

    WOW! Love the colors & creativity! Great job!

  7. Beautiful card Julie!!! Super cute design and use of the images!!! Hugs ~S~

  8. I love the postage stamp outline! The colours, the fruit melds perfectly together.

  9. Gorgeous colors and design! Just lovely. 🙂

  10. Avatar Glenda Atkins
    Glenda Atkins says:

    Another simply beautiful design. Love the fruit, the colours, how you framed them – everything!

  11. love it, your image choices and colors are great

  12. What a fun card – wonderful!

  13. I’m not normally an orange fan, but this this green it is so warm and lovely! Great job!

  14. Avatar Susan S.
    Susan S. says:

    Love the card layout and layering of images. What stamp sets did you use? I went to the ISC site but I couldn;t find the images or stamp sets that you used. Love them!