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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tropical Palm Tree ATC

Created this Tropical Palm Tree Artist Trading Card (ATC) using the first way I learned to emboss which is to use a brass embossing template, embossing stylus & light box. My light box is a round light box Merry Glo Round. I had a Fiskars one and it got hot when plugged in while embossing. The Merry Glo Round does not get hot & you can rotate the glass. For those they do not know an ATC is a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of artwork that is sometimes traded.

The Palm Tree embossed vellum is attached to the bottom of the ATC only and not elsewhere in order to give a 3D look of it over the Palm Tree scrapbook paper.

embossing: brass template by Dreamweaver Stencils

ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Base green cardstock
2 1/4" x 3 1/4" bright green cardstock
2" x 3" Palm Tree scrapbook paper
2" x 2 1/4" green vellum  

punch: Martha Stewart grass edge punch

stamp: Fiskars Island Fun clear stamp - Paradise 

embossing stylus
Merry Glo Round light box 

Entering this into the following challenges:

Drunken Stampers Ch88 It's not easy being GREEN 5/5-18
One Stop Craft Challenge Monochromatic lim2 2nd 5/12-18
Polka Doodles Wk19 Monochromatic Shades 10totcombch 5/11-20
Wicked Wed Ch31 Totally Tropical 6totcombch lim2 1st 5/9-15


  1. Fantastic, love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday. :)

  2. Great embossing and a perfect image for our Totally Tropical theme this week at Wicked Wednesday!

  3. This is lovely thanx for joining us at One stop craft challenge and good luck..

    Caz x OSCC DT

  4. This is so beautiful!! I first started embossing with a light box, too...I have no idea where mine is now, or if it still works. I need to dig it out...I have some really pretty embossing plates I completely forgot about!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Great ATC
    They are so fun to make aren't they!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers!

  6. fantastic card - love the embossing and the colour is amazing
    Many thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles-