Crafting With Dragonflies this time is to make a set of 3 ATCs, and as I had just completed these for a regular swap I thought I would enter them in the challenge as well. The theme for the swap is Down at the Beach and as this Crafty Individuals stamp resembles the the rows of beach huts at our local beach it seemed the perfect choice. The sentiment and the postmark are both part of the same set of stamps. I particularly like the postmark as it says Bournemouth on it, which is also appropriate as that is my local beach. To begin with I coloured the top half of each little card with blue Pan Pastels, and then tore some strips of shell patterned paper from the edges of a Crafty Individuals seaside pad to stick along the bottom. The beach huts were stamped with black Memento ink onto a snippet of white card, coloured with Promarkers and the fussy cut out. I used a swirly shell stamp over the printed paper and embossed it with some clear EP with gold sparkle in it but unfortunately it doesn't show up very well but does add a subtle sandy shimmer. I stuck the huts overlapping the paper and setting them at slightly different angles, and finished with the overhead stamping.
My ATCs are almost always made with snippets of card, their small size makes them perfect for using up smaller offcuts. So as these base cards, as well the beach huts were made from snippets I will be entering them at Pixies Playground as well.
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