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Purple Llama Studio: ATC mini book

Pattie Hultquist with CTMH

I haven’t posted yet this year…why not start it off with an easy project?

I received an email a couple of weeks ago from Splitcoaststampers with the following tutorial:

SCS Weekly Inkling #447: One Sheet ATC Book

What a perfect and quick idea to put up a project with my just-recently arrived Close To My Heart consultant kit! \m/ I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!! 😉

Skills: Knowledge of using a paper trimmer, adhesive, scoring

Time: At least an hour, up to your own limit of techniques/products used


But…what the heck is an “ATC”???

Glad you asked. Because, if you want to get your creative on, making an ATC can be a great way to showcase a new technique you’ve learned, a new product you’ve acquired, or just to git’er done.

Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards baseball cards, or 2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches (64 mm × 89 mm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. ~ Wikipedia

The sky’s the limit when it comes to the style. It’s simply your own. Sometimes, you’ll find crafters who participate in an ATC Swap…you would make a trading card for each person plus yourself who are participating. You literally trade cards. Each person gets one of yours…you get one of each participant’s cards.

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This little book was simply to highlight some of the products I received in my kit.

~ Seasonal Expressions

Assorted Edges Stamp (p. 16)

Workshops on the Go: Hopscotch Scrapbooking Kit (p. 21)

Extra Thick Twine (p. 35)

Puffies (p. 35)

~ Idea Book

Bling Gems Gold Assortment (p. 171)

Shimmer Trim (Teal) (p. 172)

Black Arrow Washi Tape (p. 173)

Inks: glacier, flaxen, slate, smoothie (p. 189)

other products: adhesive, 3D pop dots

What’s also nice about a mini ATC book like this as a consultant, is the opportunity to showcase products AND techniques in one place, without overpowering a layout/card/project with eleventy-billion eye-overwhelming products.

True story. 😉

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Is there a product or technique that you’ve heard about, but are afraid to try? Let me know and I can feature it on an upcoming post! 

Purple Llama Studio with CTMH: SHOP!

Seasonal Expressions (Dec. 2014 – Mar. 2015)

Idea Book: Annual Inspirations 2014 – 2015 (valid through July 2015)

~Empowering Creative Healing~

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