Saturday, January 10, 2009

atc's


what is an ATC. Its an Artist Trading Card. The most basic rule is size which is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. For more information Art in your Pocket site:

I have done a few of them. Well maybe more then a few. Many swaps some HUGE some one on one. Some of the swaps I have been the alphabet, the states, colors, and a triptych.





Most are kept in a 3 ring binder and then I use baseball card page protectors to show them off. The book is above and as you can see its full. and below is one of the pages. This happens to be part of the alphabet swap I did and these are some of my pages. I have other swappers atc's in there as well
I have a select few that I keep in a partially unfinished atc book that stampin up use to sell. Not sure if they still sell it or not. But it is a cardboard covered binder the size just slightly bigger then an atc but will hold a special 3 page protector. I keep the atc's from a group I am in called ATCsUSA-International as well as a few other individual ones that I have done. Its a yahoo group and we do one on one swaps. I can't get the link to work right but if you plug in that name at www.yahoogroups.com you will find it. We have a great group of people from all over the world and its a low stress swap. check us out

Here is a view of the pages when open. Some day I will finish the cover just haven't got around to it. partly not sure what I want to do yet.



Lastly another ATC from my alphabet swap. This is the O for owl (stampin up) and a ouija board stamp (unknown)



I don't have any pictures but another idea is you can use the ATC as a part of a card sort of the highlight of the card.

1 comment:

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

I just started making ATC cards and they are so fun and addictive. I am afraid of swaps sometimes...because I feel mine are good enough. Love your binder