Wednesday 27 November 2013

Christmas ATCs

This is quite a departure for me, but I'm taking part in a Christmas ATC swap so I thought I'd share my first ever ATCs!
ATC Recipe:
Paper and Card: Oyster plain card, Best Creations, flocked snowflake card
Tools: Tonic Studios Indulgence Elegant Mannequin Tag Die, Snowflake Simplicity Punch, Grand Calibur 
Embellishments: double satin ribbon, rhinestone crystal, mini pom-poms

So, this one is called Christmas Dress.  I used a red flocked snowflake card blank that I've had in my stash for ages as the base for this ATC and also cut out the dress from this by tracing around the edge of the mannequin shape on the tag die.  I attached mini pom-poms to the hemline, red and clear crystals to the neckline and a ribbon belt with a crystal.

I cut the Mannequin from black velvet paper that I had backed onto black cardstock.

My second ATC is called Snowflakes.  I cut the base from oyster cardstock.  I trimmed a piece of patterned card to size and then punched through it with my Simplicity Snowflake punch to create spaces for my snowflakes to be inset.  I mounted this onto the base.  Then I punched 5 snowflakes from oyster card, but for 2 of them, I covered the card with an offcut from double-sided adhesive sheet.  Being a geared punch, the Tonic Simplicity Punch made light work of going through both layers.  I then peeled off the covering layer and glittered the 2 snowflakes.  Finally, I inlaid the snowflakes onto the ATC and added a computer-generated greeting, cut out using a tiny tag die.

I hope you've enjoyed these mini treats, please do let me know what you think, as this has been quite a different project for me! Pin It Now!


  1. These are great wee projects - and just as stylish as your cards but on a smaller scale.
    Heike xx

  2. ATCs are hard to get used to the small size but once you do its very addictive, your first 2 are superb, love the festive mannequin, fi x

  3. Two great atc's for your first foray into the art, I love the mannequin one.
    Anne x

  4. I do like these, the dress one is especially nice :D Hopped from Docraft

  5. Christmas ATCs bring such festive joy to crafting! It's the perfect time to exchange handmade holiday-themed artist trading cards. Consider adding a touch of sparkle or using traditional Christmas colors for that extra festive feel. By the way, if you find yourself short on time amid the holiday hustle, you can always explore options to buy dissertation online uk for a smoother academic journey.


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