As I know people always have concerns about putting together their Artist Trading Cards, I thought I’d pull together some links to some of the posts that I’ve written and that guest swappers have written over the years. Other sources of inspiration are the Very Berry ATC Swap Flickr Group (please do load your pics there if you are a Flickr user), and did you see my film on YouTube?
Tips from Bekki on sizing and design.
Mini-tutorial by me on using Transfer Artist Paper to label the back of your card.
Some fab thoughts from Catherine on bringing your ideas together.
Some practical ideas for creating the shape of your ATC from Carley.
A great post about bringing your ideas together by Susan, including a pic of Ryan Gosling to distract you..
Mini-tutorial by me about how to print our own unique piece of fabric for your ATC – you can print the back too. I think this is my favourite way to present the info on the back of the ATC. Remember, you need to include the title (in this case you could use the theme, ‘Small Things’, your name, the date, and means of contact – email, IG name, etc.).
Mini-tutorial by me showing another way of putting an ATC together, layer by layer.
Staying philosophical if the worst happens… a post about the post by me.
And finally – do keep in touch with me during the swap, and feel free to come to me with any questions you might have. Thanks so much for swapping along!