My first ATC ever!

I know it is past Christmas, but I just wanted to share this ATC (Artist's Trading Card) I made for a swap I participated in through Swap-Bot. The challenge was to make a Holiday ATC using a page from a book. I used a page out of an old New World Dictionary. I tore it to the right size and crumpled it up. Then I distressed it with some Soft Sued ink & Early Espresso, and misted it very lightly with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold Mist. 
I cut the snowflakes out of Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White Card stock using the Snowflakes from the Snowflake Card Thinlits die. I also sprayed the card base and snowflakes with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold Mist. I offset the snowflakes as I layered them into one and added a rhinestone to the center.  The ribbon is long retired, as I've had it for a reeeaaalllly long time. Oh and I almost forgot, I the base of the card is Early Espresso cardstock.

I was very happy with the result and ended up making two of these ATC's. The second one was for a Snowflake swap, so I used the page from the dictionary that had Snowflake on it.


  1. This is cool Cari! I always love pieces made with old book pages but don't think I could ever bring myself to tear a book on purpose. I am always the one returning books to the library in better shape than I brought them home in. They could hire me to work on their repair shelf books!

    1. I'm that way about books, too. I found this old decaying Oxford English Dictionary at the Teacher Depot. It was beyond repair and outdated, and I intentionally got the book for my paper crafting! I've done quite a few ATC's with this dictionary since my original post.