Monday, June 27, 2011

Masculine and Feminine ATC

I have never tried to make ATC's before, but a fun challenge started this month over at Swirlydoo, and I had to try a couple.  ATC's are little trading cards artist make to show what styles they have, they are 3.5 x 2.5 inches, and the sky's the limit on what you can do.

I opted to use the same paper line (Capella) by basic grey, and show how to create a masculine and feminine.  For the feminine card I used a cameo pin that was pulled apart, and layered under it a printed transparency, and pretty colored papers that matched.

For the masculine card I used a picture of my son Brandon, and for this I cut a small section of his face only showing one eye, and half of his nose and mouth.  I then layers the paper uneven below, and used eyelets to hold the chain in place (the same chain from the cameo broach I pulled apart).  I then used a small brad to balance out the chain and the eyelets.

Seeing both of these side by side you can see the similar colors from the paper, but the difference in the feminine and masculine.

Challenges: - DT - Anything goes - 6/27x - sketch - 7/4* - anything but square - 7/1x - CAS -7/4x - vintage - 7/7x - pearls and swirls - 7/6* - letter G (Gems) - 7/6x - colors - 6/29* - guy - 6/30x anything goes - 7/6x circles - 7/1 - circles - 7/1x - any but card - 7/4x


Erin R.


  1. Awesome! Love them both! Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. Erin, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We are delighted that you have joined us. You card is lovely! Love that image!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  4. Great ATCs. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  5. Erin, WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we're so glad you joined us this week! Both of your ATC's are stunning, I love your design - so vintage looking and what a great compliment to Priscilla's sketch! Thanks again for joining us, we hope you will come back and play again next week!

  6. Erin, that masculine card is amazing! I love the picture of your son of course, what a cutie...but the way you showcased it is wonderful. I love the distressing, the chain and that you have metal on the card. I think they're all great touches on a masculine card. Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

  7. A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges. We are thrilled you have entered. I LOVE YOU STYLE!! It is a joy to check out new blogs and peoples work. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  8. WOW Erin both are amazing, very very cute
    love the way you used only a part of your son's picture, looks awesome
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  9. Oh My! That cameo and all the beautiful layering is a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing your creativity at Pile it On this week.

  10. Absolutely stunning work, Erin! You've taken my breath away! And I love that you've given a side-by-side view of your creations!

  11. Fabulous work. Thanks for joining us at Phindy`s Place. Hugs...mona

  12. these are fab love them thanks for joining us atPCJ this time
    Jacki xx

  13. Two lovely ATC's Erin.

    Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Vintage Challenge'


    Joanne xx

  14. Wonderful ATCs. The colors are very appealing and great design. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  15. Hello Erin - it is great having you at the MMSC this week - and what an entry! I have been toying with the idea of ATC's and you have inspire me - these are totally gorgeous! I love both - your style is stunning and definitely a favourite with me! Love it! Thank you for joining us for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we appreciate your support and love to see your wonderful projects! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  16. Oh these are so elegant - great designs!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

  17. Oh wow you have made me want to have a go at an ATC :D they are both gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at CPF and good luck.


    Amy xx

  18. Hi Erin!
    These are stunning!
    I really just popped in to ask if you would like to be a guest designer next month for Really Reasonable Ribbon. We love your work and would love to have you. Please email me @

    Thanks and hugs,
    True :D

  19. I love that masculine card the best!

  20. Hi and welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy you found us and wanted to share your talent with us!

    These ATC's are beautiful, breathtaking and drop dead gorgeous! Love the colors, the centerpiece of the feminine ATC, the pictore on the masculine and the fantastic embellishments. I think I am in love with these ATC's... I might just hang around here for a couple of hours just staring at them. Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for joining our challenge - I hope to see you play with us agian real soon!
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  21. Hi and welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, it is always a pleasure to check out new blogs.
    Your ATCs are both breathtaking, they have it all.
    Love the colors and the embellishments on both.
    The metal blends perfectly with the papers.
    Well done!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing these beauties with us, hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Guro

  22. What beautiful ATC's!!!! Thanks for joining us on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge again this week!
    luv n huggz

  23. Adorable ATC's.

    Thanks for sharing them and for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long for the guys challenge.

    Have a wonderful night.
    Heather D.

  24. What gorgeous vintage atc's . Thanks for joining in our vintage challenge at Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Shelley xx


Thanks so much for leaving a comment, they mean so much to me!!

Share This

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...