The Crafty Collaborations team is comprised of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world. Each month, we participate in several collaborative projects including blog hops, like this one, to inspire all of us in our passion for crafting. Our goal is to create, share, and inspire every crafter to keep our creative energy flowing.

Our topic for this technique Tuesday is our favourite mini card technique or style. To be honest for a long time I have not considered preparing mini cards, but a month ago one of my customers asked whether I would be interested to start an ATC card swap. First I did not really know what she was talking about and had to google the meaning of her suggestion. For everyone who does not know ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards, which are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (the exact same size as the sports trading / collection cards) and are treated in a similar way – you create ATC cards for a special theme and swap them afterwards.

The project shown here is my first take on an ATC card featuring the topic “animals”. Honestly, for me it was hard to decide which animal stamps set I should use – as you can see on the picture I am quite an animal stamp set collector. This project showcases the party puffins stamp set, which I love. This cute set always manages to put a smile on my face whenever I feel down.

The background of the ATC was created by an embossed mint macaron layer, using the new splatters 3D embossing folder, topped with a basic white card stock stamped with an inked stamp block – et voila we have an interesting and textured base for our ATC. Just add a small party puffin carrying a wrapped gift and a small sentiment and we have a small mini card to share with others. For a first try I was quite pleased with myself and am looking forward to the next ATC challenge, with the topic spring and flower.

Stampin up Stamps

As part part of the awesome crafty collaboration community it was a pleasure to share this little story of my life along with my “Technique Tuesday Mini Card” project. I hope you enjoyed the story time and creative project.

How about you – are you into mini cards? Have you ever created and shared ATC cards? Or was this topic totally new to you as well? Are you interested in me sharing my next ATC project as well? If so, I am happy to read your comment below!

Now, please feel inspired to first hop over to all the other amazing blogs, collect a lot of inspiration and afterwards spent some time over on your craft desk and create a mini-card yourself! And don’t forget to share and tag me to spread the creative inspiration 🙂

Blog Hop

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