Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Be Inspired # 67 - Valentine ATCs Cuttlebug Style

The challenge this week at Cuttlebug Challenge blog is to create an ATC with a Valentine theme. What is an ATC? It is an Artist Trading Card. I think of it as a 2.5" x 3.5" (or 64mm x 89mm) card topper. They are the same size as a baseball card. Some paper crafters trade these and store all their ATC swaps in a notebook with acrylic pockets, just as baseball card collectors do. It is an efficient and inspirational way to try out a new technique; just jot down the directions on the back of the card.

I have made ATC valentines in the past for my girls to use as their class valentines. I forgot how much fun these are to make! I hope you have time to make one and link it here.

I used my Cuttlebug Heart Blocks embossing folder on Core'dinations purple whitewash card stock (left card) and on some hand-made paper from India (pink pearlescent paper). I layered these on scraps of Bazzill card stock. The other solid color card stocks are SU whisper white and pink pirouette. Purple ATC: The tiny buttons are from my stash, the "i Love You" rub-on is BasicGrey, the mini brad is DCWV, and the mini tag is a QuicKutz die and the heart shapes I cut with my Pazzles (Santa brought it.) Red ATC: the rubber embellishment is by Making Memories, the stem is hand cut, and the tiny heart is a punch (manufacturer unknown.)

18 comments:

Cindy said...

So darn cute, June! I am so inspired by the team's work this week!

lauren said...

ooooooooooooooh! valentine ATC's??!?! what a fabulous idea...and you've made awesome examples to inspire us! i gotta make me some o' THESE for sure!!! ♥♥♥

Leslie Hanna said...

One of these days I am going to do ATCs with The Ladies and have them turn it into a card. Some day, some day.

Handmade by Odette said...

Love love your cards for this challenge June, love the embossing on pink and the buttons! Just great!

Jana Eubank said...

Love the way the embossing looks on the pearlescent paper! The buttons look just like sprinkled candy! CUTE! :)

Karen said...

So love the buttons on the heart with the Whitewash Core'dinations, and that glittery look on the be mine card with the handmade heart stems is so adorable!! Love these sweet ATC's!!

Hugs,
Karen

Terrie B x said...

June These are soooooo `beautiful` TFS:)x

Linda64 said...

Beautiful ATC...The buttons are so cute..Not to mention the sentiments...
Hugs

Beth said...

Gorgeous June I love the buttons in the heart beautifully done.

Sandee said...

June these atc's are incredible!!!! Love the buttons!!!

Kard Queen said...

The buttons are adorable, and you make it sound so easy! Thanks for sharing another adorable project.

Shantaie said...

I'm lovin' that heart of buttons, is that ever fabulous..it has a cuteness factor of 11!

Grammy and Olivia said...

So cute...I especially love the one on the pink pearl paper. You make me want to get back at it and create something.

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

i love these!!! the adorable take on the flower with the words in the centre and the great rounded edge and buttons in the heart- love them :D

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Wonderful ATCs June!!! I particularly like the button heart!! :)

Windy Hills said...

Button, button who's got the button? Love the hearts!

Kay said...

Amazing work, June..as usual!!!! These are so wonderful and the embossing is gorgeous!!! LOVE the buttons, too!!! ♥♥ Kay

LaurieF said...

These ATC valentine's are simply adorable. TFS!