Sue Colotti (Random On Purpose) set us the challenge of using cards on our cards! Now, we're not talking poker here, Sue thought that might not really sum up the spirit of Christmas, but rather Artist Trading Cards for or on our cards. In fact, to make things easier for someone like me, she gave us four options;
make a freestanding (2.5 x 3.5") xmas-themed Artist Trading Card
add an ATC-sized element to your holiday card
incorporate a playing card into your design
use a recycled xmas card (or an element from
one!) on your (newly made) holiday card!
I love them even more when they make it easy for me!
First of all, I considered trying to do something with all those Heidi Swapp over-sized playing cards I have stocked up but in the end went with the trusty scrap box instead.
I made up an ATC of cardstock and then mounted a cut-out from a gorgeous Paperchase Christmas card I had in my stash - it's square and the cost of posting square cards here in Germany means it's a total no-go so I have to find other uses for them! I wrapped some white twine around and popped a tiny felt snowflake underneath. I then punched out some teeny tiny glitter stars to scatter across it.
I mounted this onto the background paper and also cut the sentiment from the Paperchase card to add.
So, two out of four on the list of requirements: an ATC sized element, and a recycled Christmas card.
I like the simplicity of what I came up with here. And another card in the box.
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