Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Metallic ATC

While learning all I could about Artist Trading Cards online, I came across the "Fun With ATCs" blog that features different challenges each week. Anyone can participate, and they have some great design team members who create awesome ATC samples to inspire.

Even though it is in German (I think!), they also post in English.

Since I stumbled across their site, I have wanted to join in... so here is my first submission for this week's challenge: Metal

I knew just the material to begin with. While at a thrift store a few weeks back, I picked up a bag of craft supplies that had some lovely lace in it. To my surprise, it also had hundreds of sheets of round metallic papers in both gold and silver used to wrap bridal cake for wedding favors! So I tore a gold sheet into two rectangular shapes and mounted these on black cardstock, edged with gold ink. I then pulled some sequin ribbon from my stash and taped it to this before attaching to my ATC card. A gold and black button was threaded with black satin ribbon and attached with a tag with a small bird embossed in gold glitter. I used a Spellbinder's die to cut it out. The sentiment is white embossed on black cardstock and cut freehand.

As usual, I made two of these at once (I always do this!); one to keep and one to trade.

My ATC trading stash is steadily growing...


  1. Hi Maureen, and thank you for your LOVELY comments on my blog. Enjoyed my visit here and your ATCs are great - this metallic one is so clever! The problem with ATCs is that you have to give them away ... so I used to make one for myself too! You've reminded me how much I enjoy doing these and I haven't made any in ages - though I do make "truth cards" which are similar.

  2. This is just so beautiful! I love the look of this and congrats on the fab finds! :)


  3. sometimes I make 2 ATCs of the same theme, but sometimes I can't because I can't re-doing the same background

    and yes Fun with ATC is writing in German and English,

    so do I sometimes, I read, write and speak ( If I must) in English but my mother speech is (austrian) German and most of my readers are from there :-) -so most of my articles are in german

    your ATC is lovely, metal can be so lovely and nice :-)

  4. Rosie: Thank YOU! So great you could pop by my place. I saw your work; I love it! Perhaps one day we could make a few to trade with each other! ;)

    Thank you Kasia! You are too kind.

    Monika: Yes, sometimes they are not EXACTLY alike - you are right, it is hard to reproduce some of the effects twice! Metal is such fun to work with, but hard to photograph! Thanks for coming by!


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