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We are so happy to have you here today so that Einat Kessler can share her many Master Detective artist trading cards. Einat's ATC's are clever and canny examples of one of our favorite crafting trends. Working on a confined space creates a fun challenge, while also keeping things from get overwhelming. Every little space counts, and every addition has to be carefully considered. Einat has also shared a tutorial to help us all follow the trail towards becoming master crafters. See for yourself below.
Master Detective ATC’s
By Einat Kessler
“Hi dear crafty friends, Einat Kessler here with a new project and tutorial!
I’m a big fan of the Master Detective paper collection and the person himself, Sherlock Holmes, so I thought it would be fun to create some ATC’s and trade them! I love making ATC’s because it’s like creating an entire project on just one piece of paper. I find it both challenging and fun to try and express an idea on such a small square.
If you are not familiar with ATC”S then here are the basics:
I have a confession to make… this is only the second time I’ve created ATC’s but I have to say I’m hooked!
The idea behind the ATC’s I created is to create a little scene on the card that will be both visually interesting and a little funny. If you look closely at this collection you’ll see it’s details are just amazing!
A great tip for creating ATC’s is to work in layers. Because you don’t have a lot of space to work on, create layers and add height to them. This will enable you to put items on top of each other without making the card too busy.
Another tip is when you are fussy cutting, which I find essential in making ATC’s, don’t be afraid to cut images in half or use just part of them. Make the image fit the space you have.
Check out the full step by step tutorial on how to create these ATC’s
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I hope you liked this project!
Have fun creating!” ~Einat Kessler
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Thanks for joining today for this amazing ATC showcase by Einat, and thanks to her for showing her cards for this informative tutorial. We are loving all the versatile Master Detective projects we have been seeing lately. We'd love to hear about how you have used this collection so far in the comments below. If you have not had a chance to work with this collection be sure to check out our Store Locator to find a Graphic 45 retailer near you or simply shop our online store.