ATC Throwdown!!!


There is a totally krafty lady over at Distinctive Touches and her name is Colleen Schaan! Not only does she have an awesome blog with kool kards and terrific tutorials, but she's a fun chickie too!!

So each week she has what she calls a "Thursday Throwdown" where she puts a challenge out there!! I've seen them before but this was the first time I actually had a chance to play along!! Colleen's challenge today was to try making an ATC, otherwise known as an Artist's Trading Card. It's like a baseball card for stamping artists, where you design this teeny card to showcase your artistry, and then sign and number it on the back. You trade them with other people and keep them in a trading card binder or the ATC album which is currently in the Spring mini!!

Anyhoo, I thought I'd take Colleen's challenge.......so I cut the base card the size that she specified on her blog, which said 3 1/2 X 2 1/2......could that be right?? I said to myself "Self.......that's GOT to be wrong. That's way too small....my card looks like it belongs in the Smurf village!!" So I emailed her......she said it was right......they are teeeeeeeeeny tiny!! Well, try finding a stamp that fits on a card that small!! Good luck!! I used this cute little girlfriend stamp that I got on my big stamping shopping spree last week. It's a Penny Black stamp and I stamped it on shimmery white and used my SU markers in Blush Blossom, So Saffron and Really Rust. Then I doodled the frame and matted it on Basic Black. I took a piece of the dp from my Palette o' Prints pack and stamped some Rhonna Farrar swirlies on it and also 'smile' from Paper Tray. I added some organdy polka dot ribbon and ....let me hear ya say it.........pop dotted the main image!!!

It's teeny tiny and oh, so cute!! This just might be a new addiction.....who wants to trade?????????

8 comments:

Shadowcatcher said...

Oh, it's darling, Kimmie. I made my first ATC this week and I'm totally addicted. They're so darn cute! I need one of those ATC albums now! :)

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, Kim....this is really darling. You just might get hooked on these tiny pieces of art!

Markie's Mom said...

Very Cute ATC! LOVE it!

Colleen Schaan said...

Awww...thanks for the sweet comments! I adore your ATC! It is so super cute. That stamp is just perfect, and the colors ROCK. You go girl!

mimihas5 said...

Your ATC is adorable. I love that you added the word Smile. :)

Mary

Laura said...

ah, you should try to make an inchie ATC.. talk about small :)

Carolyn said...

Kimmie, I all for it, I just made my first for a VC Rocks swap and they are so cute, I'll swap anytime.

Rochelle W said...

Very cute.

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