Friday, November 28, 2014

How Lizzy Uses Her ATC's

...for those who don't know the term, it stands for Artistic Trading Cards, & they are little scraps of goodness measuring around 2.5 x 3.5", from memory!

HULLO!!! Lizzy with you today. I hadn't joined an ATC swap for ages, then saw one over at the IDEAL swap thought I'd join in.
I had a ball following the criteria of 'winter' & something shiny....& made 10 of these:
 Now, I'm one of those scrappy peeps who like things to be USEFUL...& often ATC's aren't.... when I make mine I try to think of a word or a design that can transfer to a card! This swap needed 8 cards - if you're making 8, then why not make a couple extra, & pop them right onto a card or two, I reckon! 
Here's how they turned out:
 Because the ATC is quite detailed with lots of design features - I kept the backgrounds simple - using up scraps again. Nothing like RIPPING into some old bits of paper, right???!!!!
So, if you're an ATC maker - or even if you aren't - this is a different way to approach card making:)
Hope you found something to inspire you in your crafting ~ happy scrapping ♥♥♥


  1. hmmm great ideas. I always thought they were useless, I'll have to rethink that now. lol.

  2. What a good idea Lizzy! I had been thinking about doind some ATCs, but now I'm totally convinced. I'm a convert!

  3. Love your atc's, and fabulous cards too!

  4. Love this idea Lizzy, it'd be such a shame for them not to be used in such a special way.

  5. What a great idea Lizzy, I know exactly what you mean about liking things to be useful and these look really cool - plus using up some scraps is a big bonus in my book! :o)xxx

  6. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the heart!!!!!!!!!!