I have been involved in Numorous swaps on the Cricut message board. Making Artist trading cards. These are small 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 little cards. decorated and swapped with friends. They are so much fun and you feel like you have these little works of art from friend. or works of "Heart" as I like to call them. . I have been involved in some ATC challenge swaps, which are great. Makes be put my thinking cap on and its great to see everyones take on the challenge. I think I have an Addiction!
These ATC's were made for a 2x2 challenge swap. the details were to make them using 2 colors and 2 ideas/ techniques.There were 4 groups so I signed up for them all. Great group of girls to swap with. and great Hostess GrammaP thanks for hosting.
Group#1 Pink and Blue ,Stamped background and paper piecing .
Had to play with my new hello kitty cartridge that Santa bought me , So cute.
Love this cartridge reminds me of my youth in the 80's
Group#2 Red and Black. Stiched ribbon and Heat embossingThe background was I roller stamp. I then embossed with Black embossing powder. I also embossed the image, too hard to see in the picture.the ribbon is sheer and pleated then sewn on the card.then added some deep red Bling. This picture so doesn't show the details.
Group#3 Pink and Tan ,Recycled Clear acrylic and distressed paper
I crumpled the music paper then opened it back out and sanded.printed my quote on transparency. and added it to the clear acrylic card. and of course I had to add ribbon sorry for the glare on the picture really hard to take a picture of this one.
Group # 4 Pink and Brown fancy folds and Cuttlebug embossing.
Made the little folded covered ATC on my New toy . Martha stewart Score board Although she is not my favorite person as a person. I do love the tools and punches she has. :-) Bought it for a great deal with a coupon at Micheals. and a Gift card from One of My best friends thanks Gloria.so much cheaper than other score products out there. with coupon it was around $10 beats the $30-40 of the other produts and so far I am loving it, it makes great envelopes too, and have had no problems. Other than the fact that My house is a wreck as I want to play with it all the time LOL.
I cut the marque cut from the storybook Cartridge
then Cuttlebug embossed it with the Textile folder. Love the texture looks so much better in person than the pictures.
The stamp is from Stampin up.
and the flowers are from the wedding section of Micheals. ( great little flowers come in all sorts of colors)this is 2 layered the popped up with pop dots