Category Archives: Artist Trading Cards

Halloween ATC’s

Found at a yard sale, the three-dimensional stickers may be from last year’s crop, but they worked up great in these ATC’s.  The base is regular card stock, with a patch of Martha Stewart Halloween card stock of gothic lettering … Continue reading

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Can’t Think of a Name for This Post!

I have a collection of antique needlework samplers, if you consider two a collection, and both were given to me by my mother.  The one pictured is from 1838, and I believe the other is even earlier.  An 8-year-old named … Continue reading

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Stereoscope and Cabinet Cards

Yesterday’s blog containing a staged grouping of cabinet photos generated a question about where I got them. I’ve been collecting them for years, along with stereoscope cards. I have about 25 of the stereo-cards, and they are unique in that … Continue reading

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ATC Paperweight Redux

Paperweights are easy to find in any thrift store or, as a last resort, antique shop. Normally they showcase a souvenir image or a replica of a famous piece of art. They come in domes, rectangles, ovals and squares. And they run … Continue reading

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ATCs From Old Catalogues

Magazines and catalogues are my primary source for images when making an ATC.  First, the images are often small and part of a larger grouping in an ad, and more importantly interesting items can be found in the background of … Continue reading

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Trading ATCs: I’m hooked!

Today I received my first ATC in the mail. I’d traded before, but it was an orchestrated trade where you didn’t really have a choice.  You put down several of yours, and picked up several of theirs. Clearly this was … Continue reading

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Wallpaper ATCs

The weather is starting to warm and I’m thinking yard sales; having a yard sale that is. This winter has seen an explosion of organization in my crafting life partially due to my blogging and spending more time in this … Continue reading

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ATCs: From Soap to Nuts

I’ve been snorkeling the Internet ATC sites lately.  There seems to be no end to the variety of ways people make them.  Many simply paint small pictures, which is great if you’re an artist.  Others make them from mixed media … Continue reading

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Artist Trading Cards from Napkins

ATCs can be as easy or as hard as you care to make them.  Many of mine have taken hours to complete, but others are deceiving because I made them in multiples (always quicker) and used printed backgrounds. One of … Continue reading

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Should ATCs be sold or traded.

Who knew there would be so much passion.  I was on my way to a recommended site, missed it, so did the Google thing and wound up smack in the middle of a serious controversy. Apparently there are those who … Continue reading

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