Monday, July 28, 2008

My Very First ATC!

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!

Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, s.e.i dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Prima Flowers, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer

13 comments:

Julee from Verve said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the hat pin. We went and saw Batman this weekend too. I thankfully went to the bathroom beforehand. Hubby wasn't so smart, and he ended up having to leave right before batman and two face fell out the window, and he came back just as the credits started rolling. Poor guy - he missed the whole resolution of the super long movie! LOL

leanne said...

What a pretty card steph! I love the hat pin. See you tomorrow:)

Tina said...

This is a very nice card Steph. Your enjoyment of the craft really shows!

Karen Giron said...

Your ATC is beautiful! You've inspired me to give it a try too - the hat pin is fantastic!

Maria Gurnsey said...

Gorgeous!! I love the ATC and the card is great. The piercing gave it that special something, it was worth the time!!

Donna said...

congrats to your cousin! love your ATC - they are fun and I don't do them often enough. We go see the Dark Knight next Monday at the IMAX (so excited about that-it'll be my first time)

Christi said...

Your ATC is gorgeous!! I can't wait to see the new Batman movie. How awesome on your truck and I will be partying along with you on Friday!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

How STUNNING!!!! The pin is such an elegant touch!!!

Megan said...

Adorable! I think this is my favorite so far out of all the beautiful ones you've made!!

I hope you have a great time with your family!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I'm gonna' have to jump on this ATC bandwagon soon! Beautiful card, Steph!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Stephanie, this is gorgeous...thanks for the Batman warning(note to self-buy the small soda and pee during the previews)!!

E.T said...

ooohhhhhhhhhh GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I am drooling!

Nikki said...

This is gorgeous!