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:

Denise Clark said...

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!

i {heart} papers said...

Adorable!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

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

Juliana said...

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

Quite precious and beautifully done!!

Angel said...

tooooo cute!!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

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

Sharon in NE said...

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

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

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

Joan said...

Very sweet - I love the little house mouse. Joan

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

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

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

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

Kay's Creative Corner said...

CUTE, CUTE Judy!! Love those little guys...

tennesseejoy said...

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

Nancy said...

This is the sweetest little ATC!

Julia Aston said...

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!

Susan said...

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