Thursday, July 31, 2008

Take Joy in the Little (ATC) Things

Have you been following this month's Project Parade on the Verve blog? If not, you should really go check out all the Artist Trading Cards the design team has been posting for the last week and a half. I know I've said this before, but I love, love, LOVE making Artist Trading Cards, and today it's finally my turn to post!!

My ATC was inspired by JulieHRR's Dare to Get Dirty Challenge on Splitcoast last week, which was to make a clean, simple white card. I usually have trouble with clean+simple+white, but I really like how this ATC turned out. I made it out of watercolor paper. The embossed rectangle was done with a Nestability, and then I just did a light Soft Sky color wash inside the rectangle. I created the flower trio using stamps from Floral Whimsy, and the sentiment comes from Petals & Stems. Because the Nestability is a little narrower than the "official" ATC size, I added some paper piercing along the left. Simple and sweet.

And here's how it looks turned into a full card:



If you're reading this early enough on Thursday, you can still get in on the challenge if you haven't already. At 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern Time today (July 31st) we'll be drawing two winners, one randomly drawn from all the entries, the other our favorite project using Verve stamps. Both winners will receive $15 in Verve Bucks. To enter, link up your ATC creation HERE.

Our Project Parade may be ending today, but just WAIT until you see what's next. Tomorrow is the first day of our much-anticipated Anni-VERVE-sary, and we have loads of fun planned. It all happens in the Verve Forum! Be there or be square ;)

15 comments:

Lauraline said...

Your card (and ATC) are amazing! I love them!
I wanted to participate but I don't think I will have time today...
Thanks for sharing, you inspire me every day.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Amy, this is stunning! Love the pop of red! Gorgeous ATC!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I think Dawn said it best. STUNNING! I tried to pack so much on my little atc who knew that simplicity was the way to go!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous card Amy, LOVE the beautiful detail and crisp layout.

Jennifer :)

Stephanie said...

Oh wow Amy! This is amazing! I love the elegance and simplicity of it! Stunning!

Jennifer said...

So very pretty!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, love the splash of red.

Dawn K. said...

I really love that embossed look.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Stunning Amy!!

Doris said...

what a great way to put your ATC to good use--beautiful!

allnitescrapper said...

wow! i'm so glad i followed your SCS post to your blog - you do GORGEOUS work! thanks for taking the time to share it with all of us stamp and scrap addicts around the globe!
katie b. :)
www.allnitescrapper.blogspot.com

Robyn said...

This is stunning. Now for my question....where can I get the dew drops that are on the right hand side of your card? I have been looking and looking in local shops to no avail....I even looked in the dollar stores ....nothing. Thanks for the help.

Conniecrafter said...

Your ATC made a lovely card, those flowers are so pretty and rich! elegant card!

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous! I just love your work!

Marcie said...

I love the simple lines of this card. The red adds a fantastic touch!

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