I made this ATC for an alphabet pocket letter swap on swapbot. What is a pocket letter? I had to ask the same question. This is my first pocket letter swap. Apparently you fill a nine pocket baseball card sleeve with goodies that start with the letter of the alphabet that you're working on. I chose an ATC for the letter "A". I'll tell you how I made it:
🌀 The base of the ATC is a piece of chipboard that I painted a dark blue.
🌀 In front of the chipboard is a background I made awhile back but I'll tell you how I made it;
🔸 I painted a piece of card stock with gold metallic paint.
🔸 When it dried, I dabbed it with alcohol ink using a piece of felt. I followed the ink with alcohol blending solution.
🌀 I cut the background in a rectangle and ripped two sides.
🌀 I glued it to my chipboard.
🌀 Then I gessoed a tag someone had mailed to me.
🌀 When it was dry, I painted the flowers on it.
🌀 I attached it to my card.
🌀 Then I glued the green ric ran into place.
🌀 for whatever reason, it took me awhile to choose which brad to use, but when I finally decided, I poked it through the card and attached it.
🌀 To finish, I chose some words I liked, typed them and then printed them.
🌀 I cut them out and glued them in place.
🌀 Lastly, I went around the cut words with gel pen.
I am excited about my first pocket letter. I plan on putting ephemera and such things in the other pockets. Looking forward to what I receive as well.