Sunday, February 6, 2011

Artist Trading Cards

Post was edited, corrected measurements are given (Thanks, Teresa!).

Artist Trading Cards (aka ATC's) have been around for quite a long time. They are baseball card sized works of art made for trading. (Originally, they were made for trading - I have found out that someone I was in a swap with actually sold a couple of my cards on e-bay...) I am currently in a fun little  (geek) swap of creating ATC's of the Periodic Table of Elements. I have Californium and Einsteinium....

I thought a little refresher on cutting an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock might prove helpful, if you have not participated in making ATC's.
In the above photo, you can see that you can get 9 cards from one sheet of cardstock. The dimensions are
 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 . The scribbled areas indicate non usable space (that can saved for punches)                       
This is the completed ATC for Californium. The lifeguard image was cut out and popped up with mounting tape. Card stocks are from Club Scrap and images are from Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers.

If you have not made an ATC, use the simple cutting instructions and give it a try!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Thanks for the refresher!