In the last few days, I have fallen in love with Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). I enjoy working with the smaller size and like fitting my personality on a 2.5" x 3.5" piece of cardstock. Our LSS, Rhonda's Creative Crafting Center, has monthly ATC trading sessions once a month, so I am going to start working on some for the next session which is on June 14.
Although I haven't yet traded any ATCs in the preferred hand-to-hand manner, I did join an ATC swap with some other CTMH consultants. My creation is based on a design by Maria Bell. Here is her sketch:
And here is my creation:
This ATC was created entirely with CTMH products:
Colors: Cocoa and Sweet Leaf
My Acrylix Stamps: Cottage Floral, Serendipity
Clear Buttons, 3-D Foam Squares, Ribbon
Adhesive: Herma Dotto
Saturday night was mother/daughter craft night at our house. We created cards using Nicola's Sketch #10:
Below is our work. My daughter artfully colored the frog image, which I received from Annapurna in a swap, and created an excellent card (she also took her own photos with my camera). For my card, I finally put to paper a design which has been floating in my head for a while.
Dare to be Different card created entirely using CTMH products:
Colors: Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, Spring Iris, Blush
My Reflections B&T Duos Paper & My Stickease: Life Delights
My Acrylix Stamps: Playful Petals
Font: CTMH Pixie
Edge Anchor: Sweet Leaf from the Cottage collection
I am actually going to keep my card and use it as an example during CTMH gatherings. Lately I have been creating cards with a specific person or event in mind. Then, although I have electronic documentation here in my blog of what I have made, I don't have the actual creation for people to hold and feel. So, I need to get ahead of that curve.