Wednesday, June 17, 2009

House Mouse ATC

Artist trading cards are miniature works of art created on 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" card stock. They have become very popular with artist and crafters throughout the world. If you would like to learn more about them, click here and here. Also if you google "ATC", will find a ton of info about ATCs as well as several galleries displaying samples.

I made these for a swap I am in that requires that we use a House Mouse image and we were to make 6 of them to trade with 6 other swappers. I chose to use Mudpie "Having a Ball" as my image. He is colored with Prismacolor colored pencils then blended with Gamsol. I used crystal Stickles by Ranger on the ornament and Snow Dimensional Paint by DecoArt for the brim and pom pom on Mudpie's Santa hat. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut my scallop circle. Card stock is by Bazzill and the white card stock is embossed with Cuttlebug's Snowflake embossing folder. Double sided satin ribbon by Offray and corner punch by Stampin Up was used to finish off my ATC.

If you have never tried making an artist trading card....you should. I'll warn you though, they can be addicting! Thanks for stopping by.

12 comments:

GiftsByHeidi said...

Yes they can be addicting!! Yours are so cute!

Rosette said...

Ooooh these cutie patooties!! They are just Gorgeous!!! I only made an ATC once.. not my style, but very fun!! And on top of that you can use little bits you have in your stash which are too small for cards :) You did a lovely job sweetie :)

Judy said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love the Stickles on the ornament.

ant me. said...

Hi Susan : )

I'm with you these ATCs are addicting!! I love what you did with yours! The Cuttlebug on white really pops with your ribbon and green mmmm! love it! : )

Patti

Becky said...

I love this card, I am going to have to case it for Christmas :). you did an awesome job with this, love the layout, the glitter and love that bow.

Janice W. said...

I love how you colored this and the sparkle!

Jessie said...

These are adorable Susan! Love the sparkley baubles! I want one :)

sophiesmama said...

Hi Susan! Love your blog and your cards are simply gorgeous!
Blessings,
Mary

Sharon said...

Hi Sue
Don't know if anyones let you know yet but you've won Michelle O's Blog Candy. You've got 3 days to email her.

Well done

Sharon X

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Susan, these are adorable. I love your embossed background and Mudpie looks so cute in his glitzy ball. I've only done one and that was for a HM challenge a while ago. It was fun to do....need to do more. Thanks for the info.

MaryNSC said...

O I Love Your BLog Congradulations on the WIN U Lucky Girl U!!
Hugs

rubberstampinzone said...

Love those little guys and sparkle gets me everytime. Your ATC is super cute!