Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mixed Media Royal ATC by Judi Kauffman for The Queen’s Ink

Today’s project was made for an ongoing ATC exchange I’ve been doing with a friend. We start with a different color each time. This is the eleventh round and we picked PLUM. Other than sticking to the color there are no further restrictions. 

I used two rubber stamps from Patti Euler’s exclusive Her Majesty collection, mixed in some glittered cardstock, added texture with some hand-dyed polyester lace, snippets of fibers, and a piece of Shimmer Sheetz (alcohol ink-altered, embossed and lightly sanded) secured with metallic braid. The braid pushes the envelope a bit – it includes red, blue and silver threads, forcing your eye to do the color mixing, much like an Impressionist painting.


1. Pick a color.

2. Stamp the queen’s face onto coated cardstock and the Shakespeare quote onto easy to tear newsprint.

3. Choose coordinating embellishments, solid color and glittered cardstock.

4. Create a mixed media ATC measuring 2.5” x 3.5”! Cut, tear, stitch, and glue the layers as shown or as you prefer. Tip: To sew down an embellishment, use a punch and/or an awl to pre-pierce holes rather than using the needle.

5. Other options: Instead of an ATC, create a card, bookmark, art journal page, or a mixed media collage on a board or canvas.

  • Rubber stamps – Her Majesty images/The Queen’s Ink
  • Coated, uncoated, and glittered cardstock
  • Newsprint
  • Glue stick
  • Needle
  • Metallic braid
  • Awl, 1/16” hole punch
  • Hand-dyed lace


  1. That is a beautiful ATC and the colors are truly royal.....

  2. Some of my favorite colors!! I love collage so much! Your design is stunning!!

  3. Sounds fun to have an ongoing ATC exchange with a friend! I love the stamp of the face with script across. Gorgeous!