I had no idea what to do with the prompt of green for an ATC. What did I do? Pulled out my collage drawer, turned it upside down on my desktop, and started putting everything back in one piece at a time. Along the way I came across a few green items that I thought might work. Let me show you.
This grow word block is a leftover from days long ago. I believe it originally came from Cloth World as part of a package of words. It had a green background and I thought it might be a good starting place. The chiyogami paper strip came from a pack of papers I got in Toronto several years ago at the Japanese Paper Place. Awesome business if you ever get the opportunity to tour it. Kudos to Cherryl Moote for getting us in there. I spent $400 on paper. It was amazing!
I cut the word block to the size of 2.5″ x 3.5″ for my ATC and inked the edges with a black Archival ink pad. That really made those letters stand out.
Unfortunately I decided not to use the word. Hahahaha! I slapped a strip of scor tape right down the middle . . .
. . . and adhered the chiyogami paper. I have no idea what those characters say. Probably something like ‘buy our paper!’ Hahahaha! A scrap of dictionary paper and a green tab scrap worked great! And some additional ink, of course.
I swear she was made for this green ATC!
The only addition here is the word block beautiful. And I was almost done.
A white gel pen and a micron gave some accent dots and I now have an ATC I love! Probably one of my all-time favorites and it was so easy to put together!