Friday, December 7, 2007

An ATC Challenge

Wednesday night, on the My Favorite Things Forum at Splitcoaststampers, there was a challenge to make an ATC card then incorporate it into a regular card. ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, are 3.5 x 2.5" mini cards, made for trading. They have become very popular among papercrafters, but I had never made one until now! I really had fun with it!

Here's my ATC:


And here's the finished card:


On the ATC, I used Hot Stuff by MFT and BasicGrey Figgy paper. Cardstock is Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, and Watercolor paper. I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip ink three times: once on the "solid" blue paper, once on the striped paper, and once on vanilla cardstock. I colored the arms on the vanilla cardstock with a blender pen and Blush Blossom ink. Then I cut out the dress and cup from the striped paper and adhered them to the image on the blue paper. Lastly, I cut out the arms I had colored and adhered them as well. I used a corner rounder to create scallops on the bottom of the patterned paper, then I added some dots with a white gel pen. I stamped the cup on watercolor paperwith Basic Brown ink and colored it with an Aquapainter and Cranberry Crisp & Old Olive inks. I punched out the circles with 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, then I added some Vintage Brads.

To make the card, I layered some more Figgy paper, Chocolate Chip cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, and Cranberry Crisp cardstock on a Cool Caribbean card base. I ran the cranberry cardstock through my Cuttlebug with the D'vine Swirls embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink and added some 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain. Then I attached the ATC using dimensionals.

I really like this card, and I think I'll be doing some more ATC's! Try something new today, and have a happy Friday!! :)

9 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Great ATC! I've never made one before...LOL!
Your final card is great too...love that Figgy Pudding Paper!

Tricia said...

Stunning!! Aren't ATC's fun!!

Christi said...

I've never tried an ATC before but I think I might try. Awesome job!

nancy morgan said...

very nice...love that dp and the scalloped edge on the bottom! you incorporated it beautifully into the card. simply gorgeous = ) !!

Staci said...

Adorable! I love both of your cards! The colors are great with that image!

Staci

Tina said...

Beautiful ATC and final card!

Carolyn King said...

I LOVE your atc! You did a fantastic job with the challenge!

KimberlyG said...

You certainly did a wonderful job with your first ATC...and your card that you made with the ATC...WOW! So pretty! :D

Shel9999 said...

Very cute!! I love how you used the ATC on the card!! Perfect!