a stair step ATC

Today I have another project to share from the gathering I went to on Saturday.  This is the ATC I created for our ATC swap.  If you aren’t familiar with ATC’S, it stands for Artist Trading Card.  They are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. 

I decided to make mine a bit 3D this time and since I had fun creating a stair step card recently, I figured out the measurements to make it a miniature ATC size.  Here’s what I came up with, using my Ollie and Griselda set once again.  The shoes were paper pieced and boy was I tired of cutting out those curly shoes!  LOL. 


Below is a side view so you can see the folds a little better.  I had to make 24 of these for the swap so I wanted to figure out the best measurements to avoid a lot of waste in scraps.  I pulled out some 12 x 12 cardstock and cut the base of the cards so that I started with a 3 1/2 x 6 piece of cardstock.  Then I scored the 6″ length @ 1 1/2, 3, 4, 5, and 5 1/2.  The scored lines are folded mountain and valley style to create the base.


And the last photo shows how the die cut bat was attached with a small strip of clear acetate.  I sandwiched the bottom between the cardstock and the punched border. 


Tomorrow I have one more project I made with this set…and it is yummy!  😉

stamps- Ollie and Griselda by Cookie Crumbs; paper- Navy, White, Celery, Black, Pumpkin, retired SU! dp- Halloween Night; ink- Memento Black, Pumpkin, Saffron, Olive; accessories- Long Rectangle Nestabilities, M.S. Drippy Goo punch, clear acetate, Cuttlebug Halloween die, Scor-Tape, yellow glitter pen, Stickles.

10 responses to “a stair step ATC

  1. This is so fun, Diane!! The bat on the acetate is clever, I bet the girls went ga-ga over it!

  2. OMGOSH! This is too cute and I can’t believe you got that all on an ATC sized card. SO clever!

  3. great little atc. I love atc cards but I never have made such a detailed 3-d atc card. Great idea. I would love to do a trade with you someday.

  4. Diane, this card is so neat!

  5. I am one of the lucky ones who received this card…..LOVE IT! I have it sitting on my shelf at work – it’s too cool to stash away in an album!

  6. I love this Diane! What a fantastic idea!!

  7. Cute! All that in an ATC… well, I’ll be!

  8. Well, I bet none of the ladies on Circle of Crafters thought of doing one like this! Holy cow! Too cute! 🙂

  9. SHUT UP! Diane this is the most incredible ATC I’ve ever seen!!!! Simply amazing. I need to get in on your ATC group. *wink* These were definatley a labor of love & worth it. 🙂

  10. I got to see (and touch) Arlene’s from the swap – now you made me cry that I couldn’t make the gathering! Just kiddin!

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