In the small New Zealand swap group I am part of, this months challenge was to use the ATC we had received in a previous round, on a card. Either as a 2-D box, the 'lid' to be cut from the ATC, with something coming out of it, or make a card with it as the focal point, but you were to use your 'bitz' on the card - nothing specifically made for it.
Because of the recessed panel on my ATC, I decided to cut the lid on an angle following the recess.
The background I chose was a piece from a mixed media notebook that I had torn out and played with brushos on, leaving the torn edge for extra interest.
I stamped one of the rats from the KatzelKraft set Les Rats des Villes on kraft paper and lightly coloured some areas with Prismacolor pencils, and added glossy accents to it's eyes, nose and teeth.
I then carefully placed it so it looked as though he was popping up from within the box and throwing stars around.
The sentiment was computer generated, and then trimmed to a banner shape, and mounted using foam dots. For extra interest the corners were all rounded to match the ATC.
The inside was decorated with some dark blue sparkly scotch tape.
The recipient enjoyed the card :)
I am linking this to:
(this card has given a smile to it's recipient)
(My splashes are in the background)