Monday, 5 September 2011

September Off The Page Challenge

Hi everyone - it's time to introduce the OTP challenge for September. This month I would like you to make an Artist Trading Card that stands alone as a piece of art, then use your card on a larger item. You can use your ATC on a greeting card, decor item, giftbox or scrapbook page.

If you haven't made an ATC before it is SO easy! Cut your base card at 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches then decorate as desired. Traditionally, Artist Trading Cards are made flat and stored in sleeves designed for baseball cards, but I say break all the rules! Decorate your ATC however you like - you're the artist!

Here's my ATC. I cut apart the petals of my prima flowers so I could adhere them to the back of the sentiment layer exactly how I wanted them.

And here's the card I created using my ATC as the focus....

You can make the ATC removable if you like, I do this sometimes and put a strip of magnetic tape on the back so the inspiring card can be kept on the fridge.

Here's a little peek inside the card....

I hope you'll join in this month and make your very own ATC and use it on a larger item. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Emma's Shoppe Paper - Crate Paper
Out of Print Paper - Basic Grey
Liquid Pearls in Baby Blue
Barn Door Distress Ink
Crochet Trim
Prima Flowers
Leaf Trim
Verve Visual Stamps
Verve Curvy Bookplate Die

1 comment:

Francine said...

what a great Challenge Sarah! Your card is gorgeous


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