Saturday, March 24, 2018

Hop Back in Time with this Vintage Bunny ATC by Betsy Skagen

With Easter approaching, it is the perfect time for springtime tales and bunny tails. I combined these themes with my take on a time-honored altered art form--the Artist Trading Card (ATC).

My ATC features a miniature calendar page I tore from a 1957 church flyer, text from a mid-century Little Golden Book and a teeny carrot. I constructed the ATC and easel using Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts' Chunky ATC Blank and ATC Stand.

Tutorial How to Make the Easter ATC

Begin by assembling and gluing together the ATC Stand. This step is easy and you will complete it in two twitches of a bunny's tail.

Paint the stand with light green acrylic paint. Dry with a heat gun and ink the edges with brown distress ink.
Next adhere springtime-themed cardstock to the Chunky ATC Blank.
Tear text from a mid-century Peter Rabbit Little Golden Book. You can often find these at garage sales for a dollar. Ink the edges with brown distress ink.
Next tear a page from a miniature vintage calendar and ink the edges. Cut a slightly larger rectangle from coordinating cardstock and adhere the calendar page to the cardstock.
Adhere the text and calendar elements to the ATC. Then add decorative studs.
Next fussy cut a rabbit from a cardstock printable and adhere to the ATC. Add a miniature carrot and greenery.
Complete your ATC by cutting an Easter advertisement from the same coordinating cardstock set and adhere it to the back of the ATC.
I hope you have a terrific spring and this post inspires you to hop right to making your own crafts! -Betsy

Great Stuff

Chunky ATC Blank
ATC Stand
Assorted Cardstocks from Authentique Jubilee 6 x 6Pad
Rabbit printable
Little Golden Book text
Vintage calendar
7gypsies Brass Studs
Miniature carrot
Artificial leaves
Green ribbon
Brown Distress ink
Acrylic paint

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