Thursday, August 12, 2010

An ATC and a Birthday Card

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."


  1. That's the cutest ribbon ever. Great job on the color challenge. Thanks for playing along at CCC.

  2. What a sweet ATC :-) That train card is adorable too!

  3. SO cute---glad you could incorporate our CTD colors into this cute little lamb!

  4. Your little train card is so stinkin' cute! Thanks so much for playing along at CCC this week!

  5. What a sweet train card!

    Thanks for Jitterbuggin'