artist trading cards
Today I sat down to make a few artist trading cards (ATCs). It's been a while. I only made three but I am most happy with this paper pieced tree/landscape. I just love origami paper- such beautiful patterns and colors available!
For those of you who still don't know what an ATC is- get with it! :) Hehe. These small scale works of art are often the perfect size (3.5" x 2.5") to inspire people to create. I have two binders with over 300 cards I've traded with people all around the world, and these are some samples.
(Click images to enlarge) Trading ATCs makes the world seem so small. I am constantly in awe at the creativity and diversity out there. Everyone has their own style and it's beautiful. If you've never tried making one- give it a go! Here is a template for you to get 10 to a page (versus 9). Be sure to check out Sister Trading Cards which is hosted on a continual basis by Ms. Cat Schick in Switzerland. And, just for good measure, here is the flickr group. Have fun! Create! Lemme see what you do and be sure to trade me or I'll be sad! ;)