Thursday, March 5, 2009

My first ever ATC card!

I made this ATC for the What to use challenge over on SCS. I have never made an ATC, so I thought I would give it a try! I also completely admire the beautiful scenes created by my blog bud, Lisa. She is completely AMAZING! I decided to try to make a tiny scene on my ATC, thinking small would be easy...NOT! So after viewing the final product I decided that I attempted one too many 'firsts' for this card! LOL!

All stamps are from my Unity grab bag-palm tree, sun and fun sentiment. I cut out my palm tree which was tedious and took forever due to its small size. I brayered soft sky for my sky. I cut a piece of baja breeze and then sponged baja breeze ink over it for my water. I added some waves with my white gel pen. I cut out an "island" out of kraft paper and sponged some chocolate chip over it and drew in some lines with a marker. The sun is stamped with summer sun craft ink and the sentiment is stamped in pumpkin pie inside the sun.

I cut the boat shape out of chocolate chip paper and shaded with my marker for depth. I used a small piece of just twine to tie my boat to the tree. I made a slit in the baja breeze paper to stick my boat down in the water and roughed up the edge so it looked like water lapping against the side.

Thanks for looking at my first ATC and first "scene" card! I now worship Lisa's skills even more than before!



Laura said...

Super Cute! I have yet to make an ATC myself. You would never be able to tell it was your first!

Denise said...

Oh it is really really cute!!! Love the new look of your blog too!!! So fun and cheery!

Tenia Nelson said...

This is really great, Emily!! tfs!!

stampin abi said...

This is really great!

Lisa Foster said...

Girl you are CRAZY!!! This AWESOME!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! I can't believe this is your first ever! WOW!!!! Love all the depth and textures! I am so there on that island right now! Could you make me a Pina Colada ATC to go with? LOL

CJ said...

You did great! You really captured the essence of the TC concept. I have been doing them for years and really enjoy them!

stampin abi said...

wow that's really cool!