Hello, You Make Me Smile

Edited on 4/21/2019
I’m happy that this ATC was picked as a Top Three by Through the Craft Room Door Challenge out of 100+ entries, with the following remark:

Such a great idea to recycle scraps to make such colourful and striking cards especially in a climate where everything seems to be disposable and single use.

Hi Artsy Friends,
I’m so excited to become a member of Happy Little Stampers (HLS) ATC (Artist Trading Card/Coin) Challenge Design Team starting from April. I haven’t made ATCs for a long time. The DT role will surely enable me to make more ATCs in the future. Ha!

The APRIL Challenge Theme is PERTTY PAPERS.

For Challenge Rules and other DTs’ inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog. Please join us for the fun.

Pretty Papers made me think about the scraps/leftovers of Mixed Media background papers that I’ve kept. The following are how I made my ATC.

ATC Details

1. Dig out my previously-made Mixed Media background paper scraps.

2. Apply Herringbone Technique to arrange the paper scraps to a panel.

3. Stamp text in black ink. Die cut texts from black card stock and adhere to Herringbone panel. (Texts and Die Cuts are by Hero Arts.) Mount the panel to a white ATC card base. Viola!

I hope these ATCs are eye-pleasing to you.

For my previous Herringbone Technique card, please check out here. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day ahead.


  1. Oh these are so gorgeous Helen. Love the combo of colours and papers, so fresh and pretty. If you ever fancy trading an atc or two with me I'd be up for it.

  2. A pretty creation in lovely colours, many thanks for joining in with our 'Sentiment in focus' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. What great paper piecing! All your mixed media scraps are beautiful and they all come together into such a beautiful card. Very nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  4. Very pretty card, Helen! Love all the bright colors that remind me that spring has finally cone here in the Northern Hemisphere!!! Thank you for sharing your ATC with its happy message with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! -Donna

  5. Great way to use up your scraps Helen. You've made a fun and vibrant card. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  6. Gorgeous and delicate design !! So nice to have you with us at TTCRD this week, I hope to see you in our next challenge.
    Big hugs !!
    Claudia Martins - DT

  7. Pretty and lovely cards!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  8. Congratulations on your DT position. Love this vibrant ATC and what a great way to use up all the patterned paper off-cuts too. Thank you for taking part in the April "Love To Craft Challenge Blog". DT Sam x

  9. https://welove2create.blogspot.com/
    Thank you for sharing your wonderfull colorfull project with the DT from We Love To Create, love the brightness Thank you Hugs and good luck Terry (DT) xxx

  10. Great idea and design. Thank you for joining us at Love 2 Create challenges.


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