The challenge at 365 Cards today is to make an Artist Trading Card or ATC. These are small (2 1/2"x3 1/2") cards that are meant for trading between artists. I have never made one before, but thought I would give it a try. I used the colors from this weeks Color Throwdown challenge because I liked them so much. I made the card with the green paper and then used a corner rounder to round off two of the opposite corners. I cut the purple paper a 1/4" smaller and rounded off the same corners. The tan paper is cut at 1"x2 1/4" and then embossed with the Japanese Scales embossing folder. I left a small part of the paper un-embossed so that I could stamp the "cherish friends" sentiment on it. The image is the Stuffed Lamb die from Sizzix. I cut it out of a shimmery white paper and again with the purple and tan papers so that I could layer all the features. I added some ink and pen for added dimension. I used Glossy Accents on the lamb's eyes then pieced it all together. I really like how it turned out.
My second card of the day is a cute birthday card for a little boy, or maybe my husband ;) hehe. This is for the Jitterbuggin' challenge. The rules this week are to follow the sketch, put a Cricut vehicle on your card, and to use a button. I also used the color challenge from Cricut Cardz Challenge. Their colors were: orange, yellow, blue, black and white. The card is 5"x5" and I used the Polka Dots embossing folder on the base of the card. I layered the train paper on some white paper and put it on the card. The ribbon is Offray, I just got it a couple of days ago and this challenge was the perfect time to use it. The buttons are from my stash. I used George and Basic Shapes to cut the circles, one at 2 1/2" and the other at 2 1/4." The train is from My Community and cut at 1 1/2."