Sunday, January 16, 2011

ATC Crazy!

Artist trading cards, miniature works of art, have totally caught my heart! If you have not heard about ATCs, don't feel left out. I had heard about them a couple of years ago, but I really didn't get what they were all about until now.

What they are is simply a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch piece of original art that is meant to be traded among artists. They can be created using a variety of mediums, including scrapbooking supplies!

Well, hello? I thought, "I can do that!" And I did!

This is my first ever ATC. I started with a piece of cream cardstock and then I added a bit of pink and aqua ink using a blending tool for a soft effect. Next I stamped the bird cage and bird, then I added a strip of text from a book and a small strip of pattern paper. A few bling were added to the bird cage and I added some text that I printed on cardstock on my computer.

I was really inspired so I made up another one...

This time I started with a piece of pattern paper that I attached to cardstock. Then I added a bit of a doily, a stamped heart, a border I made using my MS border punch and a snippet of ribbon. The text was again printed on my computer and added to the ATC.

Can you say... Oh yah!

I think I will go and make up a couple more...


  1. These are beautiful, Joanne! Will you ever be able to part with any though?? I'd want to keep them all!

  2. Thanks Lori... I really don't know if I could ever trade them! (Does that make me a bad person?) I might trade them in and out of an ATC frame that I hope to hang on my wall someday (lol)
    Joanne xo

  3. Now..I am curious about this and will have to check out on what is being said about ATC on 2SF's message board. LOL

    Lovely looking cards!


  4. These cards are cute, but I agree with Lori. I don't think I'd want to give them away or 'trade' them!

  5. These are both adorable! Totally love them!

  6. Look at you go on this new creative adventure!


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