ATC Swaps are another type of swap I do with The Inklings (The demonstrator group I'm apart of). ATC stands for "Artist Trading Card" and they are cards made 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches in size, which is the size of a football card or a baseball card. Each month we are given a technique to do on our trading card and make 9 of them, 1 which we keep and the other 8 we swap with other demonstrators in the team so we then end up with 9 little trading cards which show the versatility of one technique with a range of different stamp sets.
This month we were given a technique called "Faux Metal." This technique is done by embossing on card stock layers of embossing powder on top of each other until you have the desired thickness and then you in print you stamp into the hot powder to make a metal looking embellishment to use on your project. You can get more details steps on split coast. I will upload the link when I'm not so sleepy.
The technique is quiet easy once you get used to it and gives a lovely effect. It is however very messy and you can tend to get embossing powder everywhere if your not super careful which i found out the hardway and now have embossing powder embossed to my tablecloth! Whoops.
Here are some photo's of my ATC's for this month with some close up's of the "Faux Metal" so you can get an idea of what it looks like close up. I will post photo's of the swaps I get back to show you some of the talent I have within my demonstrator group and so you can see the versatility of the technique.
Happy Stampin' and Have a great night!