I made my very first ATC this weekend and it was so much fun to make! The Verve Project Parade for this month was to make these fun ATCs so I wanted to give it a try. For those of you who are unaware, an ATC is an Artist Trading Card. You can see Jen's tutorial on Splitcoast here. They are only 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" big and they are made to go on the front of a card! The great thing about an ATC is that you can use all scraps for it and the base card can be very simple! Here is my ATC before I put it on a card. Cute huh?
Now here it is on a finished card. Do you see how simple the base card is? The hardest part was the paper piercing and that was just a matter of keeping the holes straight!
For this ATC I pulled some of this gorgeous s.e.i paper that I received in the mail last week. I just love the elegant design on it. I added some flowers, rhinestone brads, pearls, and hat pin that fit the elegant feel I was going for. When it came to making my finished card I decided to offset the ATC panel so that the hat pin didn't stick off the side of the card. Now I can at least put it in an envelope! :D
I hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend! I definitely did. My cousin had her baby (after almost 30 hours of labor) and it was a little girl! She is so beautiful too! I can't wait to go home and see her personally! Then, last night Nick, my SIL and I went to the new Batman movie. We had a good time and I enjoyed the movie but it was EXTREMELY long! I am super glad I went to the bathroom before it started! 2 1/2 hours is a long time to sit in a semi-comfortable seat. My knees were so sore from sitting that long!
I am looking forward to this week for a number of reasons! First my parents and my little brother (he's not so little anymore) are coming out and I haven't seen them in, what feels like, forever! I miss them so much! It will be great to spend a few days with them! We are also excited because our new truck will arrive Friday evening! Woohoo! No more waiting! Oh...one more exciting thing about this week, the Paper Pretties release party is Friday! :D I just love the Paper Pretties stamps and I am excited to see what is coming! Make sure you check them out!
I hope you all have a great day! I am off to go walk my SIL's dog. She is out of town this week so guess who gets to watch him? Me!
Stamps: Verve Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, s.e.i dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Prima Flowers, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer