As you know, I am not an artistic stamper. I adore clean lines, simple designs and a great mix of patterned and solid papers. So setting out to create an ATC is quite difficult as there are very few examples of ATCs with my own personal style of stamping reflected on them!
I am involved in a swap with some of the most talented stampers I know ... so I need to really produce some great ATCs. No pressure, right? Oh, and the deadline is September 20th ... just nine days away!
Had some time to play this afternoon and here are my first two ATCs EVER. Now, please, be kind to me. Be gentle. Tell me you love them. No, seriously, I need to hear some feedback on these babies. I most likely will not be using these for my swap cards, but as a springboard to new ideas for my swap card.
(All images are by A Muse. Patterned paper by Chatterbox.)
So, what do you think? Am I off to an ok start with these?
Let me tell you, it is FAR more challenging for me to create these than it is a full-size card. The size of an ATC (2.5 inches by 3.5 inches) is REALLY small to pull off a great design. Maybe I'll get more comfortable at this as I go along. But I am determined to make a place for stampers like me in the ATC world!!!
Date: Monday, September 11, 2006 GMT Views: 1375
Registered: April 20, 2006 Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Posts: 34727
Mon, Sep 11, 2006 @ 3:27 PM
Oh, this is absolutey darling!!! I have never done an ATC, but I will be trying one soon -- and I, too, am not sure about the small size. My preference for stamping is the large 5 1/2" square cards. I often feel so cramped on a standard 1/4 fold card. That is my worry -- what in the world will I do on an itty bitty ATC -- I'm anxious to try one -- but a bit leary!!!! Yours is wonderful!!! I think anyone would LOVE to receive this in a swap!!!