Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Little Book of Perfect Men

Oh, yes. We are going there. Back to the nostalgic days of the 1950's and 60's. Barbasol, Brylcreem and macho males in beautifully tailored suits. Think Rock Hudson and Cary Grant. William Holden, Burt Lancaster....did I mention Cary Grant?
And those hats. Men always look good in hats.
Well, here is a little treat for the lady or gentleman who has an eye for a well made um, suit.....

All of the supplies to make this piece came from the wonderful Alpha Stamps.
For those of you who have never done an ATC or Artist Trading Card, here is a quick tutorial....
An ATC is typically a 2.5 x 3.5 card made out of chipboard, heavy card stock or even playing cards. You can make one out of nearly anything and there aren't many rules to follow (or break) just the size of the card. Lots of folks put embellishments on them that stick out or are three dimensional and that is fine, too. Just keep in mind, if you are making one for someone else and they have a place where they display them, make sure they will fit.
I started out with Chipboard ATCs I traced and cut paper to fit for both sides.
I glued the papers on and inked the edges to give the card an aged appearance.
I chose my image from the Men In Hats ATC's Collage Sheet.
I didn't care for the pink background on the image, so I cut that away and tried the image on both sides of the card. And ended up using the 'graph ' paper side. I glued the picture down and re-inked the edges if needed and any raw paper edges from the image showed. And basically, there you have a simply made ATC! Just like a well tailored suit, there are a couple of rules and then the skies the limit. Go forth and create!

Hidden Drawer Book Box-ATC Size
Chipboard ATCs
Yes Dear! Text Collage Sheet
Satisfying Text Collage Sheet
Fifties Floating Heads Collage Sheet
Men In Hats ATC's Collage Sheet
Chipboard Pipes and Televisions (not sure what this one is called)
Brilliance Pigment Ink Pad-Galaxy Gold
Distress Ink Pad-Vintage Photo
Double Dot Vintage Scrapbook Paper in Gingerbread, Chiffon and Decaf.

For a link to all the supplies used, click  HERE

Thank you for stopping by!