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.)