Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

17 August, 2009

Artist Trading Cards

Filed under: Stampin' Up! — Tags: , , , — maggie mathern @ 2:52 pm

I love to create ATC’s or Artist Trading Cards.  What are they you ask?  They are small works or Art created to trade or swap with others.  Over on the Elite Stampers Forum, headed by Angela Sargeant, we have monthly challenges.  This is Angela’s Stampin’ Up! downlines forum.  I have taken part in a few of these challenges this year.  It is always fun to see what others come up with.  The variety of work is amazing and inspiring.  I thought I would share my cards with you.

This is the swap I created for Februarys challenge.  The topic was Stampless.  At first I thought, what on earth can I make that  has no stamping!!! *shock*  If you sit down and think about it, it isn’t actually as difficult as you first think.

This card is just squares of patterned paper set out like a quilt.  I have done some faux stitching around the edges to make it look sewn together.  Originally I was going to “sew” around all the “seamlines”, but I felt it looked overdone and only did the outer edge.  I have added some ribbon and hodgepodge to complete.

February 2009 ATC - Stampless

Over the coming weeks I will share some more with you.



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