Monday, February 18, 2008

Embellish-Online ATC Challenge/BLOG CANDY!

I've fallen behind on posting the EIO weekly challenges....but this one is a *little* project....so maybe you'll have time to squeak one in....we'd love to have you play along!! This sketch is not for a card...but for an Artist Trading Card. These little lovelies are 3.5 x 2.5 inches and can either be traded with other stampers or used as springboards for larger cards....or even as the focal point on a larger card. The triangles can be done simply by cutting a 2 to 2.5 inch square and cutting it in half. Thanks Flaxychick for that handy little hint!!!

Please use code ATC01 when you load it into the Embellish-Online gallery and also post here that you did. I will select a name on Friday night 9:00CST and the winner will get a card from me that uses one of these little beauties as the focal point. (your choice) Get your name tossed in twice if you mention seeing this challenge on Inspiration Blooms in your EIO post!! Good luck and have fun!! The tulip ATC is done using the wet wipes as a homemade ink pad. You simply add a few drops of reinkers to a folded wet wipe. I used Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery and Rose Red for this one. Then I *stamped* my image onto my ink pad and onto my paper. You want to have your ink drops fairly close to each other....and using a solid stamp works best with this technique. The patterned papers are unknown source from my stash of scraps. The white lacey layer is a Marvy scallop square punch with 1/8 inch circles punced in it, cut in half. (the purple scallop punch) Ribbon is by May arts, flourish stamp is from Priceless set by SU! Ribbon is by May Arts. Image is cut and layered on black cardstock that has been faux stitched with a white Signo gel pen and popped up with foam tape.
This little lovely uses three types of paper from Basic Grey's Two Scoops 6x6 paper collection. The base layer is Wild Wasabi cardstock by SU! that has been run through the Cuttlebug tapestry embossing folder. Ribbon is by May Arts and Happiness Always is from SU!s Happy Harmony set. The ecru paper is a scrap that has been distressed.
My last sample also uses Basic Grey's Two Scoops 6x6 collection. I've run the pink piece through Cuttlebug's tapestry folder and then used a sanding block to sand it off some for added distressing. The flower is done the same as the first card on this post, however this one is layered on some white glimmer cardstock that has been distressed. The ribbons are by Offray....some I never can figure out how to use decently.....but on these *tiny cards* the tiny ribbon is pretty sweet.
So...hopefully my first attempt at these babies has inspired YOU to give them a try!! They are addicting, as you can see...and a great way to use up stamped images and scraps you may have. Wouldn't they make adorable gift cards?

12 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

WOW! They're all amazingly beautiful! You did a great job on these! I love the Cuttlebug embossing!

Danyelle Kessler said...

I'm amazed at how you take something so small, add so many detailed elements and make it look so pretty. Lot of work, and gorgeous too!

Nardi said...

I haven't tried these before - they look lovely. I especially like "Happiness Always" one with the beautiful blue and green. TFS!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Wow - your cards are just stunning once again and I love your flower stamps!! The ATC idea on the sketch is also a great idea!
The technique you used is so effective.
Have a great day!
Jacqueline

Tina said...

Ohhhhhhhh, they are all so wonderful.Great colors!

laos348 said...

Beautiful job! That technique works so well with the flowers you chose.

Jenn said...

Gorgeous cards! WOW! The colors are yummy!!!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous cards! Great colors!

Betsy said...

that two scoops is everywhere! I can see why, it's very pretty. Nice ATCs...I've never made one before...hmmmm.

Cathrine StClair said...

These are great ATC's! Great colors and texture.

Lori said...

I never thought I would have as much fun making an ATC as I did. Thanks for posting this challenge! You can find my punny attempts posted on Embellishment Online under digiteach... it is the same username I have on Splitcoast.

Thanks for the fun,

Lori SBS2

valeriecathleen said...

I can't wait to try these! I was looking for a new twist on ATCs and thank you so much for the inspiration!