Monday, January 12, 2009

House Mouse Monday Challenge #20, ATC cards

Welcome back to Monday! Our 20th House Mouse & Friends DT challenge was to make an ATC card --> also known as *Artist Trading Cards*. The miniature card measurement must be 2.5" x 3.5" (64mm x 89mm). For more detailed info on ATCs, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist_trading_cards


This is my very first ATC. I just dont know why Ive never ventured into the world of ATC's or even thought of making these tiny cards before. They are soooo much fun, quick and super easy.

While the idea of ATC's is really meant to be for "trading cards", I can already see myself keeping these, making tons of 'em in the future stored in binders for turning these into full cards as I go along. How great would it be to have these main image panels the (ATC) already to go for our layered cards? It might save me loads of time in the card creating process!!! Aaahh, if only I could find the extra time to make tons of ATC's ...... LOL :)

Here's my House Mouse ATC;


























It is colored in with glitter gel markers, SU signo gel pen, watercolor pencils. like the last one, this one is also embellised with silver brads and popped with foam dimensionals. I love this fun HM stamp because it can used for various occasions like New Year's, or a Birthday, or a Celebration, or a 'Just Because' type of a card. This Stampabilities House Mouse stamp is called "Olive A Party!" from 1995 and it's of Maxwell & Mudpie # MHUR1005.

Come have FUN playing along with us at.... http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/.
To motivate you a little more this week, there is also a prize to be won from ***The Rubber Cafe***!

Thanks for looking!
America

**EDIT** The above mentioned prize from the *Ruber Cafe *was posted as a mistake.***

It was originally scheduled for this past week, but I missed that it was postponed. It will now be given away for HM challenge week of the 19th. I do apologize for any confusion this may have caused you and hope you will join us again this coming week to try to win it.

6 comments:

Carolyn Bounds said...

Hahahaha!!! I love this stamp, and your ATC is super, duper FUN!!!! It is perfect for the New Year:o) I am with you on creating and storing finished ATCs. I was thinking the same thing! Now, I just need to find all that extra time:o)

I can't wait to see the card you create with this cutie!!! I know it will be as fabulous as always!!! How could it not with this cutie as the centerpiece:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

JAR said...

This is so cute!! I haven't seen that image before. What fun!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is totally cute, you know I love it! Great idea with the brads down the side too.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oooh, I love this stamp! So fun! Great coloing. I need to make an ATC too!
hugs, jami

debra said...

Hi
I have just been looking all through your blog and think it is amazing, how beautiful your cards are and so many different ones, i especially love the soldier/army ones for men and well i have never seen so many mice running all over the place, i have had about 5 house stamps in my drawer for 2 years and never used but the inspiration i got from your work is amazing, i wouldn't even be able to choose a favourite and i look forward to being a follower of yours
Debra x

Susan said...

Fabulous ATC! Love your coloring.