Our local atc group (local as in Des Moines, only an hour away) has an in-person swap every 3 months and I've missed all of them this year until October. The swap was 2 weeks ago and I attended and even managed to bring 7 atcs (it's been a busy year). I did 6 similar atcs... I started by adding Wendy Vecchi's white embossing paste through the TCW stencil mini pattern leaves (Balzer Designs) and then spraying with Dylusions, 3 with brighter colors and 3 with darker colors, and let them dry. Treasure Gold is added over the embossing. Then comes inking the edges and doodling, On the 3 brighter atcs I stapled (mini attacher) a piece of cork ribbon and glued on some dew drops. On 3 darker atcs I wrapped them with jute. Some chit chat stickers to finish.
I got those finished on Friday night and then managed to make one more Saturday morning before leaving for the swap. I got Wendy's new embossing powders for my birthday and hadn't used any yet. I took a black atc blank, added ink and cornflower blue embossing powder purposely leaving some areas near the edge or even brushing off some of the powder before heating. Wendy has been sharing her faux graniteware technique on her blog and I totally wanted to try that. I grabbed the splatter stamp, inked it up with snowcap and decided to lay the atc on the stamp instead of taking the stamp to the card.... I started to press and slid the card a bit. I thought "it's ruined!!!", picked up the card and went "that's really cool looking!!!" I grabbed 3 paper leaves from my stash (Prima I think but the label is gone), pressed them in embossing ink, added powder in fern green, red geranium, and orange blossom (just have 3 paper, one of each color, add a bit of one to a leaf, tap off the extra and move to the next color), and heated them. I used the splatter stamp and snow cap again this time I just laid the leaves on a paper and pressed the stamp over all 3 at the same time. The words are from a Wendy stamp, stamped with jet black and cut out. I distressed the edges and added some white dots down the sides. Finished.