Artist Trading Cards from the Archive

Happy Friday!  I can't believe it's already the last day of 2010!  It's been a year of blessing and stretching and growth for me and I'm both glad to cross this last day off the calendar and a little misty-eyed to look back on all that 2010 has brought.  But I've got such a sense of hope for 2011 and am so excited to see where it leads!


Today, I thought I'd share a couple little ATC's I made a while ago for a TCP {The Cat's Pajamas} swap I was in and just realized I never shared here.  The first one was a prototype that didn't make the mass production cut - mainly because it was too much coloring for this coloring challenged girl!  LOL  I still love how it turned out, though!

I stamped the bunny from Birthday Bunny in A Muse Black ink, then colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from the Blow set and stamped in red, then I hand drew a little frame on an oval, using the oval Nestie as a stencil.  A sweet little heart rhinestone on the packages and some red rhinestones (both from Pizzazz Aplenty) add a little sparkle, and I finished off with some gingham ribbon and a little photo corner.

PJ the Bear was the ATC that I created for the swap.  It uses my favorite TCP set, A Beary Good Year.  I stamped PJ the Bear on brown paper bag cardstock, then  stamped the different pieces and parts on brown paper bag and kraft cardstock, then cut out and popped up, adding the sweet little java cup in his left hand.  The sentiment is stamped onto  Cosmo Cricket paper, although it's been too long to remember which collection!  I added some stitching, espresso mats, and a bit of stitched ruffled red taffeta behind the sentiment, then accented with a bit of red stickles and some more red rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  And thanks from the bottom of my heart for all your kind and encouraging words this year!  Have a happy new year!!!
-Julee

13 comments

  1. Two great ATCs Julee :) That bunny is adorable as is the bear. Thank YOU for all the wonderful new Verve you created this year. I'm on to binder number two now :) Your fonts are fabulous and this year's flowers made my heart sing! LOVE the Scripture Plain Janes too - just need to get Phil 1:6 in there LOL!

    Enjoy your New Year's celebrations, whatever they may be, and wishing you, Mark, and Verve a fabulous 2011. Huge (((hug)))

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  2. what sweet little cards :) LOVE that gingham ribbon and bought a wack of it from Pizzazz :) That bear is too cute with his grande nonfat eggnog latte :) I'm assuming he orders it like I do :) lol Happy New Years to you and Mark :) hugs :)

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  3. These are too cute, Julee! I adore the second one especially -- the kraft on kraft looks fantastic, as does the ribbon treatment and the touch of red bling! Enjoy your New Year's Eve!

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  4. These are gorgeous! Love the bear on kraft.

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  5. Soooo cute! That little bear completely melts my heart! It absolutely darling!

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  6. these are sooooo adorable Julee, I luv the size of ATC.....wishing you much happiness and lots of success in 2011!

    enjoy *~*

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  7. Super cute! Happy New Year to you, and all the best to you and Verve in the new year.

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  8. So cute!! Love the coloring on the first one & I love how you pieced to add dimension on the second one. Awesome work. Happy New Year!

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  9. These are adorable! Great cards!

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  10. Love both of these ATC's, Julee! Adorable!!! Happy New Year to you guys! Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011!

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  11. adorable ATCs, love the dimension you added to that darling bear!

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  12. Happy New Year!!
    It seems like forever since I've been able to hop around and leave some love. What a year! I certainly hope that you have a blessed year and keep up the FABULOUS projects and inspiration.

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  13. Wowie - these are wonderful!! I love them both - just fabulous!!

    Happy New Year Julee!

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