Saturday, March 10, 2012

ATC Saturday

Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are original works of art that measure only 2-1/2" x 3-1/2". You can read more about ATCs here and here

This is a freebie I made for use as backing sheets for ATCs.  Simply fill out the information, affix to the back of your card(s), then trade away!  Another helpful link shows you how to get ten ATCs from one piece of cardstock (I should've used that method when creating the backing sheets!)

Announcing ATC Saturday which one stamped trading card will be featured.  If you're new to ATCs, check out these swapping sites:  ATCsforAll and swapbot for inspiration and to start trading.

First up:  Faux Postage featuring the Wise Owl.

100 Proof Press provided the blank postage frame image.  TooMuchFun carries the tree w/owl image, and the other owl is from Grey Wolf Graphics.  The background is a postal cancellation stamp that many companies carry.

Starting with a blank postage frame means cutting masks--both mortise masks (negative) and regular (positive) ones of the image.
In return for time spent cutting masks, you can create a virtually unlimited array of faux postage designs.

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