What are Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) ?
This is what I was trying to find out this past week. In gist, ATCs are miniature works of art created on 2 ½ X 3 ½ inch or 64 X 89 mm card stock. They are originals, small editions and self-produced.
Want to know more about ATCs?
Well, on the front of an ATC, an artist creates an original work to showcase their art. It can be a one-off, part of a series, or a limited edition. On the back, the artist puts their info (name, contact details, title of the ATC, number if it's a limited edition, and date it was created). ATCs can be made in any medium and using any technique, and can be traded or exchanged, but not sold.
This is really all you need to know to start making your ATCs.
ATC and tatting ?
Yes, I came across Laura's ATCs and I too think it is a wonderful idea to use small motifs of tatting to adorn these cards. A neat way to use all the small tatted motifs and you can trade them too and start a collection. So, I tried my hand at it.
Here are the first 2 of ATCs I created in duplicate, with original tatted motifs and combining with scrapbooking papers cut with QuicKutz dies; all done up with acid-free materials.
How about them ? Well, I'm hooked!