Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Very First Set of ATC's

Have you heard about ATC (Artistic Trading Cards)? I just recently discovered these little works of art and do believe this could be my latest addiction. ATC are like baseball cards to the art world. They are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches of pure art. I recently made my first 5 ATC for a RAK/PIF game on the yahoo group All Things Tim (Tim Holtz that is) They were so much fun to make and I hope that the 5 people that receive them enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. Here is what they look like:

As you can see I used mostly Tim's products and techniques to create them. Below is how I made them and what I used:

The background is made using Shabby Shutter distress ink to which I used Tim's flicking method with embossing powder; you can find the instructions for this here:

I then stamped the umbrella man onto grungepaper embossed him in black and then cut him out. Next, I took a sheet of music that I ripped out of a book and torn off a piece and inked the edge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, glued it to the card using Glossy Accent. Attached the umbrella man with glossy accent, added a Memo pin with one of my favorite says (I just printed this off my computer, crumbled the paper and added vintage photo distress ink) Added a Philosophy Tag using a brad.

I'm really pleased with the way my first ATC came out and look forward to creating some more. Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Jamie, love your first ever ATCs. I made my first earlier this year and am addicted too.

    That flicking method of applying EP looks very interesting - I'll have to check out the prior years of Tim's tags. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Jamie,

    I belong to 2 of the yahoo groups - and started doing ATC's this year!! I LOVE anything Tim Holtz - what a great artist!! Hope you have a good time with the group and hopefully we have a chance to swap. Have you gone to youtube and found some instructional videos of him - he is just amazing and shows how to do things so simple. Thanks for sharing your artwork!


  3. Hi there, beautiful job on your first ever ATCs!!! I LOVE them, please check out my blog to see if you like to trade for something!

    my email address is


  4. great job! thanks for posting in the ATT Yahoo group. Found your blog and enjoyed your creations. Man w/ umbrella is one of my favorite Tim stamps. Love your quote too.

  5. Jamie, read your post to the Yahoo ATC group and hopped over to take a look. You asked for advice? Mine would be to jump right in. Your cards are beautiful, and anybody would be delighted to get one in a trade. Really nice work!