ATCs (artist trading cards) have been another of my 'must trys' and I've had a pack of blank cards for ages now waiting for me to use them! (yes I know you can cut your own blanks but they were only cheap and I know they're all the perfeft 2.5x3.5 size unlike my dodgy cutting:D)
Well finally did it and made some last night as I'm taking part in a tilda ATC swap! (So look away if you're in that swap and don't want to see until after!) It was such fun, I made them in no time! I think because it wasn't a card or didn't have to be for any reason that I found it much easier and creative (only rule was it had to have a Magnolia image on it).
I basically just rummaged through my scrap box, found part of an embossing panel which was left over, so cut that up and used the 3 brown words as the main theme for my 3 cards and then just found bits of paper & coloured the tildas to match (although it was tough finding tildas to fit the little cards).
I made 2 of them 3D and they are stuck on with foam pads (although can't tell from photo) and I wanted to make them quite tactile so added texture with embossing and bits of metal embellishements and ribbon. What do you think? I really like them, so much so that I'm going to see if I can load it up as my banner! Off to have a play now.