Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Supply List
Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque 234 Turquoise
Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque 18 Purple
Art Glitter Ultrafine Pearlescent 18 Purple
Art Glitter D56 Dragonfly Dazzlers
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Glitter Ultrafine Tip
Art Glitter Sticky Tape
Art Glitter Transparency Sheet
Art Glitter Permanent Ink
Want2Scrap Rhinestones 72 Navy Blue
Want2Scrap Designer Embellies ATC Tags-Chipboard
Piccolo Vintage Copper Enamel Powder
Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive
K &Company Adison Blue Garden Swirl Paper
K &Company Chipboard letters
Stampin' Up Doily Die
Inkadinkado Morphic Bugs Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Embossing folder
Chipboard letters (Joanns)

ATC?!  What is an ATC?  An ATC is an artist trading card, defined as a miniature work of art about the same size as a trading card.  Now before you disregard this craft as being something you aren't interested in, take a look at this project Clare Dempsey made to document her favorite quotes.  Clare loves books and quotes and has found ATC is a great way to document them.   And Clare loves this art form, because it is the perfect place to play with new paper crafting techniques and blending Art Glitter on a small scale before using it on a scrap book page or a card!  And if you can't throw out your samples because they are just too pretty, this is a perfect way to use them for a project you'll love!  You could use this idea for Bible verses too!
Clare started by folding the book pages in half lengthwise, (see got a book she got a the thrift store, but you could use one in your book shelf).  She then added some patterned card stock from K and Company on the inside cover of the book.  She cut two paper doilies using a Stampin' Up Die, folded them in half and added them to the side of the folded book.  Ooh, looking like a Rolodex.
Clare then covered some chipboard with Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear glue and D56 Dragonfly Dazzlers.  The teal colored letters are K &  Company, matted on blue circles.  
Once Clare had her ATC holder, she began to play with the Want2Scrap ATC Tags:  Donna Salazar Designs.  For one ATC, she ran it through the Sizzix, using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and just distressed ink one side.  She then added a quote (To have joy, one must share it. Lord Byron) and Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive using the Ultrafine Tip in 183 Blue Angel (lighter blue of rays) and 18 Purple for the center.  The bling is Want2Scrap Navy Blue.

On the other embossed side, she added Piccolo's Vintage Copper Enamel powder and added a quote. Clare has boys and thought this was a great quote to have her boys live by!
For another card, Clare used Art Glitter's Fantasy Film.  She watched the video on YouTube you can find HERE with an Inkadinkado stamp. Don't forget to warm up your iron before you start on silk setting!  And Clare loves the Art Glitter Black Permanent ink!  If you are a serious stamper, she says to give it a try and you'll love it!
She then used the Ultrafine tip and the Designer Dries Clear adhesive to add 234 Turquoise and 183 Blue Angel glitter.  She added a vellum quote (Little by little does the trick. Aesop) and stabilized it with an Art Glitter Transparency sheet.  
And the back of the quote holder says "to live by" with more of the K & Company letters.  What a great way to make a place to play and give your family some great life lessons in quotes!

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You can find more of Clare'e work at her blog:  Cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com. 


  1. That is a really fun idea for holding quotes and cards. Love the sparkly title.

    Allie Gower

  2. I love this whole idea - upcycling a thrift store book into a really cool project. The ATC's look wonderful!