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Alice in Wonderland ATC


Over at I’m part of a very fun *critique* group. I say *critique* but typically we just provide friendship and support for one another. If one of us actually finds time to scrapbook or create a project, we know we can count on the others in our little group to offer praise. So the word *critique* is taken with a grain of salt!

Its seems we’ve all been in a bit of a crafting slump lately, so one of our group, Allie, decided to offer us a challenge. With Alice in Wonderland making its debut a couple of weeks ago, she thought we could make anything (scrapbook layout, altered project, anything!) with that as our central theme. Needless to say, we all jumped on it!

I wanted to share with you my project for the challenge. I’m not a big ATC maker {if you don’t know what an ATC is, you can read about them here}. In fact, I’ve only ever made them once before. But the Alice in Wonderland theme just screamed ATC to me for some reason. So that’s what I made!

Note: I used a set of playing cards that I found in the Target $1 spot as the backing for each card (including using the Queen of Hearts for my Red Queen ATC!).

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I made 6 ATCs, each using a different character and theme from the Alice in Wonderland story. I used clipart that I shared with you in this blog post. I also used some of my own Alice in Wonderland custom die cuts that I sell in my Etsy store.

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This is the first sentence in the book. It really sets the stage for the entire story. I painted the edges of the card with Making Memories paint.
I folded a large purple Prima flower in half to tuck behind the custom die cut. I also inked the petals with brown ink to make it look more realistic. I used pop dots behind the die cut to lift it off of the card, especially since the flower was going to prop it up anyway.
The butterfly is from a set of jewels recently given to me by a friend. I used black Stickles to create the butterfly’s “trail.”
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I printed several clocks from my custom die cut collection (available in my Etsy store) that I resized to fit my card. I placed 3 of these clocks directly on my green and black cardstock.

I printed the white rabbit clipart on a piece of adhesive-backed transparency (found at Hobby Lobby). I placed the transparency on top of the cardstock with the clocks, then placed another clock on top of the transparency.

The pink ribbon is tied in a knot and added just to give a little splash of bright color and tie it in with the other cards.

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I painted a playing card with 2 coats of pink Making Memories paint.
I covered the top third of the card with a piece of black cardstock cut at an angle. I covered the cardstock with some mesh scrap fabric.
I took a large chipboard A from BoBunny and covered it with black Stickles. After it was dry I inked the edges with black Staz-on and inked on top of the Stickles in places where the chipboard still showed through.
I made a “is for Alice” on my computer using a fun font and some grid clipart that I made pink and printed that on some white cardstock. I inked the edges with black Staz-on.
I tucked some Alice in Wonderland clipart behind the A and stickled (I just made that a verb) the edges with black Stickles.

I added a pink glitter flower with a black glitter brad to the A and added some more Stickles to the painted portion of the card.

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I took a piece of fun tuquoise and green doublesided cardstock and used half of one side for the top and the other side for the bottom. I inked all the edges with turquoise ink.

I used one of my custom die cuts of the Mad Hatter and propped him up with some pop dots. Since the “tea party” was outdoors I added some florals to the bottom of the die cut (a floral chipboard button and some glitter flowers centered with glitter brads).

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For the background I took two different patterned cardstocks and covered the seam with red ribbon. I inked the edges with red ink. I stamped some red hearts on the blue cardstock. I also filled in one of the white hearts on the top carstock with red Stickles.
I changed the Red Queen clipart from black to red then printed it on white cardstock and cut her out with my swivel X-acto knife. I added some red Stickles accents to her and propped her up with pop dots. I added the heart jewel. I also added some green teardrop jewels to look as though they were spewing from her mouth.
I stamped “off with her head” with some small alpha stamps then cut it out to look like a banner and added it to the card with pop dots.
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I love this quote from the Cheshire Cat. I printed in with brown ink on white cardstock, cut the words out, and inked the edges with brown ink. I added them haphazardly the card.
The rest of the card is simply one of my custom die cuts on some fun plaid patterened scrapbook paper. I felt like the card needed something else so I added a turquoise flower that I folded in half to the back of the card. I also inked the flower petals with brown ink to make them look more interesting.
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So that was my entry for the challenge! I thought they turned out pretty fun. The Queen of Hearts was quite popular with one of my friends and is now happily living in a new home. 🙂

So now my question is… what do I do with the rest of them???



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Jessica Hills

Monday 5th of April 2010

Wow, you are an amazing "scrapbooker"...I am sure you will find something cool to do with the rest. I would love to feature you on Favorite Things Friday next week! Come stop by if you would like to pick up a featured button!


Friday 2nd of April 2010

Just gorgeous!!

Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It!! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!


Tuesday 30th of March 2010

These are really amazing. My fave is the A is for Alice. You've taught me something new..hadn't heard of ATC's before. (now I am intrigued):)

♥ Calamity Anne ♥

Tuesday 30th of March 2010

What great ATC's!!! The Queen of Hearts is my favorite too!


Tuesday 30th of March 2010

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