Saturday, February 10, 2018

Guest Designer - Happy Little Stampers - February ATC Challenge

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm excited to be Guest Designing for Happy Little Stampers - February ATC Challenge. Our theme this month is Hearts, and I have created two ATCs using Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers clear stamps. I included lots of hearts: patterned paper, embossing folder, and heart-shaped gems.  I hope you will come over and join our fun challenge!


For those new to ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, they are small cards measuring 3.5" x 2.5" and, according to Wiki, are "self-made unique works or small series, signed and dated on the reverse by the artist/producer, exchanged and collected by the people who participate in the collaborative performance."  For me, I like to use them in happy mail and in pocket letters, and they are a lot of fun to make and share with crafty friends!


Products used:
  • Stamps:  Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers clear stamps
  • Dies:  Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers
  • Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye Love Me, Martha Stewart Crafts Love Notes, Pebbles We Belong Together, Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe
  • Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Versamark
  • Accessories:  Embossing folder (double hearts), Ranger white embossing powder, heart gems (from my old Dollarama stash), Xmas Red Stickles


Here's how to make these ATCs:
  • Die-cut pinpoint rectangle in black and white
  • Trim white panel slightly smaller than black and emboss with heart pattern
  • Stamp doodled flowers and leaves on patterned paper, fussy-cut, and adhere to white panel
  • Trim over-edge flowers and adhere to black panel
  • Heat emboss sentiment in white on black scrap and adhere (I fussy-cut one of the sentiments)
  • Embellish flowers with red heart gems and Stickles
  • Add black dots to white panel with marker


Thank you to Kylie at Happy Little Stampers for having me as a Guest Designer!  I had fun!


I would also like to support the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge Have a Heart UE; Ally's Angels 2 Flowers 1/3; Allsorts Love is in the Air 1/3; Archi-scraps Use Lots of Rhinestones or Bling; Cardz TV 34 Anything Goes 1/3; Country View Anything but Cute UE; Crafting by Designs Anything Goes 3/3; Crafty Calendar 2 or More Layers 3/3; Crafty Friends Love is in the Air 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Creatalicious 132 AG w optional love, anniversary, thinking of you UE; Creative Inspirations Love is in the Air and/or Pink and Red Colours UE; Di's Digi Designs Lots of Pink and Red 1/3; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Pink or Red 2/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC 220 AG 1/3; MHK Designs February Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours and the flowers); Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; STAMPlorations Paint it Red UE; Word Art Wednesday 320-321 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2  3/5



Thank you for looking at my ATCs! Wishing you a joyful day!

38 comments:

Gail said...

Welcome back with this cute creation - love the heart! Cool beans! Have a fun crafting week!

Kath said...

Fabulous - love the design and colours you've used.
Kath x

Donna said...

These are absolutely stunning, they just burst off the paper with the fabulous colors!

scrAPpamondo said...

Yay Kitty!!! I'm so glad for your GD!! So well deserved! Your talent shines in these ATCs - WOW!!! Amazing work on them! Love so very much how you realized the flowers, the doodling looks fabulous with that patterned paper! Wonderful matching with the embossed panel base and the black & white sentiment, too! Well done!
Pinned! :) https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524495493499/

JD/ Jill said...

These are absolutely adorable! Very nicely done. You are reminding me that I hope to get some of these made before I attend a stamp show next month. I like to exchange them then.

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, more beautiful ATC cards. Love the flowers.

Liz said...

Love these ATCs, Kitty, brilliant designs! I love the patterned paper flowers. Visiting your blog today with my DT hat on. Good luck in the Crafty Calendar Challenge. Thanks for joining in this month. xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, I have these stamps, but haven't used them yet! These flowers and leaves look fabulous with the patterned paper and the heart gems!

Time on My Hands said...

These cards are simply beautiful and I love your flowers. Well done thanks' for joining us at Archi-scraps. Barb H

Bunny said...

I won this set and love it. Thanks for more inspiration on using these stamps. What great ATC cards. You always do such a beautiful job. I love your work. [Bunny]

brenda said...

Really delightful creations in pretty colours, many thanks for joining in with our 'Love is in the air' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful creations, Great colours and you sure packed a lot into those tiny cards. Oh Congrats on being a guest designer.

Jane said...

Oh these are just drop dead gorgeous! You totally rocked this theme and have been an amazing Guest Designer.

Melanie Gee said...

Beautiful
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Regards
Mel DT
https://melgeecrafts.com/

Ine Creaine said...

VEry nice! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Fikreta said...

yay! congrats!
those are so beautiful !
hugs

terrie said...

Congrats being a Guest Designer what fun for you....
Your two ATC are fantastic...love the flowers and the layout.
well done and tfs

Gina Knott said...

Such fabulous ATCs! I love the designs. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Hugs
Gina xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic work my friend! These are wonderful!

Anet van Zyl said...

Wow Kitty this is just beautiful. Love how the flowers stand out in front of the pretty embossed background. Beautiful heart gems. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

simo said...

These ATCs are absolutely stunning!!! I love the layers that you created...perfect! Hugs xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous job on these pretty ATC's! Love the dp flowers

katieo said...

These cheerful ATC cards will make the recipient smile. I love the bright flowers and the embossed background. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

Priya Satish said...

The ATCs are stunning. They bring a smile whenever I see them and I totally love the layers.

Julene Matthews said...

Your flowers are pretty with that bling! Thanks for joining in at Archiscraps.

Pamela said...

Very striking cards. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Oh wow these are fantastic! Thanks for joining in at Archiscraps this month.

Scrapper69 said...

So PRETTY! Love your cards! The flowers look awesome!

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Stir Your Creativity said...

It's a spectacular card!

Barb said...

Your ATCs are beautiful Kitty and I love the pretty papers. Barbxx

Monika Gulyas said...

Awesome ATCs!!! I love that you stamped the flowers on patterned paper!!! Great design!!! Thank you for joining the February challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Mitzi said...

You did a great job with your card!! Thanks for joining us at Archiscraps this month.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

Beautiful ATC - I love all the layers

Barb Housner

susiestacey said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Love is in the air' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Laura ElleBi said...

Really gorgeous!!!
Thanks for joining Crafty Friends
DT Laura

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa said...

LOVE these flowers! so pretty and the crystal heart centers are perfect! Congrats on Guesting too!

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous designs! Thanks for showing us at Country View Challenges!