Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A little ATC challenge

I haven’t created an Artist Trading Card in ages. However on the Our Creative Corner blog the challenge was to use a particular color palette and use it to create an ATC. This was a fun challenge. At first I felt intimidated because the canvas area seemed tiny. What can you do with such a small space???

So I gathered supplies in the color palette: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla plus one other color. I chose Old Olive. Pretty quickly I knew what I wanted to do with the paper. Then I pulled out Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. Small images, perfect! So it almost put itself together.

Those little rosettes are so stinkin’ cute! I am so glad that I bought that die. I used the First Edition DSP to make them but I sprayed the paper with Olive Glimmer Mist first. I also sponged the doily in the lower left corner and the doily tape at the top before adhering to the ATC. The Crumb Cake banner is raised up on dimensionals.

Maybe I’ll make a few more of these.

Not all of the supplies are Stampin’ Up! on this ATC. ATC card is by Strathmore, the music notes paper is from 7 Gypsies, the rosettes die is a MFT Dienamics die, Glimmer Mist, Miss Elizabeth’s doily tape, generic doily and mini rick rack.

Happy Crafting!

Edited to add: I received a Top Trio Award from Our Creative Corner!!!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake and Basic Black cardstock, First Edition Designer Series Paper, and a scrap of retired dsp
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter


  1. I love this! THe music paper, the stamps, you're right - it came together beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the OCC!

  2. I just wanted you to know that I think your ATC is simply beautiful! I love the little rosettes, and I love how you sprayed the DSP paper to give the rosettes some color!
    Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. I hope that we see more of your work again.


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