Monday, July 8, 2013

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)

I have just discovered the art of  Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) - and have really become interested in them!
I have done some research on them to find out as much about them as I can :-)
And browsing websites looking at the different beautiful artwork......

Artist trading cards (or ATC's):
They are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards or baseball cards.  They  are 212 by 312 inches in size _ small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets.
Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.), stamps, ink, metals or fiber.  Any kind of materials.  The cards are usually traded or exchanged.

To make this ATC card....I started out by embossing it with clear embossing powder using the flower stamp from the A Flowering Bunch stamp set.
I then used Sponge Daubers and sponged on the Ink colors Cranberry, Indian Corn Blue & Cotton Candy.
I added Liquid Glass to the center of the main flower and also to the flower from the Stella Complements.
I punched out a couple of hearts, a star and a butterfly and attached them with foam dots to give them a little "pop" out.
I cut out the word Beautiful and glued that on.

Supplies Used:
CTMH Exclusive Inks Cranberry, Indian Corn Blue & Cotton Candy
CTMH Stella Complements
CTMH Liquid Glass
CTMH papers from the Dream Pop Paper Collection, the Chantilly Paper Collection & the For Always Paper Collection
Sponge Daubers

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