Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Owl ATC's (Artist Trading Cards)

I've been working on the owl ATC's for a while now and have just hit the half way mark. YEA!
The swap is for one Owl ATC for each month of the year.
Four different partners are assigned for each month.
January - June is pictured at the top .

ATC's are made with a sturdy background card thats 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches (standard size--fits into baseball card collection pages). I like to use the ones you can buy pre-cut. From there, you just decorate with scrapbooking papers and things that pertain to your theme. I tend to use alot of rubber stamps,colored pencils, ribbons, glosses, glitter, metallic mists,paper punchces,brads, ect... the more mediums and embellishments you use the better. You can also keep them simple if that is the style you prefer. There are many examples that can be found in search. The more art inclined people make their cards with water colors or drawings.There's some real talent out there! The possibilities are endless.

Pictured below is one of the more challenging themes I've done.
"Art Doll ATC".
The idea was to make a doll ATC, you could only use hand drawn or stamped images for the body. The next challenge was that the body had to fold behind the card so that it could be stored in a regular collection page. For this one it was an open theme as long as you met the requirements of the swap. I had alot of fun with this one and it has become one of my favorites:)

I'm also on as valentines69.

1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful ATCs! So creative and very nicely done. Like you really take pride in making them.