Monday, January 5, 2009

A Tiny Little House Mouse!

After a two week embossing challenge during the holidays, House Mouse & Friends brings you a new challenge: ATC, also known as Artist Trading Cards. I am a huge fan of these little cards, and I have two big notebooks full of them that I have made and swapped.

ATC's are little cards, similar to a baseball card. The only standard requirement for an ATC is that its height and width measurements be 2.5" x 3.5" (64 x 89 mm), either vertical (portrait) or horizontal (landscape) orientation. The sky is the limit for every other aspect of the art.

Here is what I made for today's challenge:
This darling stamp is called "Monica's Gift." Isn't she sweet? I used Aluminum Metallic Prism paper for my background, layered with Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, and Naturals White (Stampin' Up!). The sentiment is by Rubber Stamp Tapestry.
Edited later: Looks like the challenge was postponed, but I had already scheduled mine to post and didn't know about the postponement. So -- here is my submission early and next week I will show what it looks like made into a full-sized card, so check back!

Please read THIS info if you want to know more on the background of ATCs. For a cutting guide, click HERE. For supplies and various other ATC ephemera, click HERE.

I am doing a special challenge this year ("His Holy Name Challenge 2009") that Patter Cross has on her blog, Triple the Scraps. You can read all about this challenge HERE. I plan to make the ATC Rolodex cards like Patter did last year. You can see the picture HERE. I think it looks so cool! I love ATCs, already have a Rolodex punch (purchased at an office supply store for about $7), and am ready to go! At the end of the year, it will be a neat reminder of the talents that God has given me, and of who He is. You are welcome to join in!

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate all my readers and the comments that are left!

16 comments:

  1. Judy this ATC is just busting with charm! So cute! I admire your ability to bring so much creativity into such a small space. Amazing!

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  2. Now isn't this a cute ATC! Love the circle background for the darling little guy.

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  3. This is just SOOOO DARLING!!!
    I love the ribbon and sentiment!!!

    Quite precious and beautifully done!!

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  4. How very sweet this is Judy!! :) Love your Little HM ATC!!

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  5. Congrats on winning the blog candy from Laurie Wilson! Can't wait to see what you do with your winnings!

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  6. You won the CDS blog Candy on Lauries blog, congrats!!!!

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  7. Very sweet - I love the little house mouse. Joan

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  8. So sweet!! Thanks for the peek into the next challenge too {grin}. I love doing ATC's....never thought about the Rolodex...gotta check that out!!
    hugs, Jami

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  9. Oh my goodness, Judy! This is just too adorable!!

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  10. Wow, you really packed a lot of great stuff into this itty bitty card! Love your sketch and coloring. That little mouse is adorable. Blessings/Diane/Lost in the 60's

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  11. Love the silver paper on the ATC and cute mouse! I'm doing the Holy Name Challenge too but using 6x6 pages. I think it will be a great Bible study project for the year!

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  12. This is just adorable and I love how you turned it into a card!

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