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?
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.).
I made a film! First time ever for me, and I can’t believe I kept rabbiting on for 10 minutes and only lost track of one word… (in a semi-senior blank mind moment). It’s all about my Artist Trading Card collection, with some hints, tips and ideas for swappers – there’s also plenty of wobbly camera work and a surprise appearance by some Blu-tack. Hope you enjoy watching it all the same..!
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Our 10th Artist Trading Card swap is drawing to a close and the ATCs are all finding their new homes, or on their travels. Fingers crossed they all find their destination safely and quickly. Here’s some of the lovely cards that have been made this time round.
I’m sure you’ll all agree they are all just wonderfully sparkly. And if you are feeling inspired there will be another Very Berry ATC swap along in the spring, and in the mean time, a mini-embroidery swap is planned for early 2017. The easiest way to find out about the swaps is to subscribe to the blog, or follow me on Instagram.