Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Stamped Collage Artist Trading Card Album - Tutorial


Hello, I'm back again with my Tutorial for making a Stamped Collage ATC Album.
This time around I've gone with a very organic colour scheme.

 Front Cover
 Inside with ATC's
Back cover





Photo 1
Instructions for ATC Album
Start with 1- 8.5”x11” (letter size) sheet of patterned cardstock and 1- 8.5”x11”solid coloured cardstock.
Cut solid cardstock to 8.5”x9.25” (or ½” wider than card sleeves).
Now cut both pieces of cardstock in half length wise.
Piece together so that the extra 1-3/4” on the patterned cardstock is on the right when you look at front and that the pattern is right side up if needed. Then adhere together, folding the extra patterned cardstock to the inside.
Now do the same for the back when you are looking at it the extra will be to your left. Use corner rounder on opening ends. Set aside to dry if needed.



Cut several 9 to a page trading card sleeves into 3 parts (carefully cut just below where the rows are welded)  See Photo 1 (I started with 4 or 5 and add more as needed)
Note: 1 sleeve =3 pages which will hold 3 ATC’s single sided or 6 cards back to back.

Punch 2 -¼” holes in covers and sleeves as per photo below.


Now that the glue is dry the fun begins. Decorate your patterned cardstock with a stamped collage of your choice.
Add stamped ATC to center front of album or chipboard letters look great too.  Be sure to sign and date back of album.
For my album I started with HA Musical Background stamp.

Followed by the HA Fern.

Complete collage background with HA Medallion.
Tip: to save time and ink line up both covers and stamp as one for partial impressions on each.
 To assemble add ribbon to hold all together.
Here a final photo of completed cover and supplies.
The ATC and Art stamps are from Quietfire Design.


*******Now Closed the winner is LaVon*******************************
Please leave a comment for your chance to win this Album with 3 ATC’s included. 
One winner will be drawn on June 20th at random from comments left on this blog only.


I’d love to see your finished album so please do add a link in the comment section to your creation too!

The options to customize your ATC Album are endless, have fun and happy trading!
Jutta



24 comments:

  1. LOVE this album and the unique ATC presentation!
    I want to try this will my zutter for binding, or maybe small rings.
    thanks Jutta!

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    1. Thank you Robyn, looking forward to seeing which you choose.

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  2. Great idea! Very clever too. I love the cover too.

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    1. Thank you Karen for your visit and kind words!

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  3. Jutta, thanks so much for posting this great tutorial - I loved seeing how you make your fab ATC albums and I can't wait to make one too! Love the gorgeous mix of stamped images and patterned paper on the cover!

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    1. Awe thanks Heather, I'm really looking forward to seeing your take on this!

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  4. This is a wonderful idea, Jutta! I love the size of this - it's just perfect to hold ATC's traded within a small group of friends. I will have to make one; but would LOVE to win yours. Thanks for your nice tutorial showing how to do this.

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    1. Oh thanks Joy, you are very kind, please do share your album when it's done!:)

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  5. That is a really neat idea! You are so smart and creative!

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    1. Well garsh... Kathy Jo, you're making me blush! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Holly, have a great day!

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  7. Wow Jutta, absolutely gorgeous, love the pretty color palette and the creative use for your album!! I am so inspired by your creativity to try this. Thanks for sharing your tutorial and the chance to win. Would love to:-)!!

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    1. Thanks for the kind comments and your visit Kailash!

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  8. Love the tutorial, Jutta! Thanks for sharing it!

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  9. Lovely work! Excellent choice of stamps and paper! Thanks for sharing, Jutta!

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    1. Thank you Virginia! I'll see you at this month vu challenge. :)

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  10. This is such a neat idea for ATC's. Haven't gotten into trading these, but your book makes me want to do so. Thanks for the instructions and I love the collage which you have created.

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  11. Thanks Pat, ATC's are a lot of fun!

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  12. Your album is fantastic. Very COOL!

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    1. Thanks Arlene, so glad you stopped by!

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  13. I've been away for a week and missed this - so glad I found it now, Jutta! Love your idea for an ATC album, and your design is beautiful - thanks so much for the tutorial and the chance to win it!

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  14. Thanks every one for all the nice comments!

    The random winner is LaVon!

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