Saturday, June 16, 2007

ATC Sneak Peek

I have joined a Bella ATC swap hosted by "Project Junkie" (aka Amanda). ATC's are "Artist's Trading Cards" or "Altered Trading Cards". They are the same size as standard playing cards, baseball cards, (or what we have in our house) Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. Apparently, stampers started altering playing cards, but now, usually, cardstock it the base. They are 2.5" x 3.5". Not a lot of room. This is good and bad. Excellent for swaps. Bad for embellishment fanatics.

Here is mine:

(There is another project in the background--I will post about that sometime next week.)

Materials (all are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
  • Stamps: EmmyBella (Bella Stamps), "born to SHOP" clear stamp (Studio G), purse incentive stamp
  • Paper: Flowered paper (Kangaroo and Joey), Whisper White, Basic Black, Regal Rose, Rose Red
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black, More Mustard, Blush Blossom, Regal Rose
  • Accessories: Jewels (Doodlebug), silver cord, Diamond Stickles, Watercolor brush, Coluzzle

One little trick I did that was not ordinary, is since the sentiment was unmounted (and very inexpensive) I clipped the top of the sentiment, and took "<" out of the bottom so I could get the sentiment to curve. I needed a little repositional adhesive to keep it in place on the block, but it worked great!!

Watch your mail Amanda--this should go out this morning!


Maria said...

Beautiful ATCs! I love the colors that you used. I can understand how you feel about the size. It is difficult to fit a lot of bling on it, especially, if you love adding a lot of blings. Nonetheless, you did a fabulous job!

Markie's Mom said...

WOW! These are fantastic!