ATC's those little pocket sized pretties!

Hi Everyone,
Gee its been a wee while since I last posted on here, its been so busy at work, I haven't had a chance to post any updates...eeek!  I have also been busy working on a few projects at ScrapBoutique here is my first Review for the stores Newsletter which I want to share with y'all! Just a little blurb

THE FACTS ABOUT ATC'S
ATC's are little works of art. They measure 2.5" x 3.5", the traditional size of a football trading card. They can be original artworks, limited editions or a series. The possibilities are endless with how you construct them, using any materials and shapes you like and are a great way to use up all those scrap pieces of papers you have in your stash.

The ATC's are commonly used to showcase and share new techniques, and are invariably used in a swap which we would love to start up in mid October here at Scrapboutique!

Finally and importantly, on the back of your cards you can stamp the Host Forum Name, The Theme, The Edition number (1 of 12), Sign it and Date it. This is a great way to reference your ATC's when adding them to blogs or other sites!

HOW THE SWAP WORKS
A theme is set as a challenge ie: Colour combination, texture, stamping, butterflies or a specific theme like the one below which was titled 'Fantasy Land'.
Those of you who want to participate in the swap, register your name and when the spots are filled (a maximum of 12 which includes you), we can begin making our editions.

When you have completed your ATC's pop them into an envelope (one of those Yellow envelopes that cost $1.20 is just fine) along with a self addressed return envelope to the coordinator.(NB: Place all ATC's excluding the one you'll keep for yourself into a sealed lunch bag, this will keep it safe during transit.)

When all participants editions are received by the coordinator she will divide them into individual bundles and return them to you, and wollah you have a one of a kind edition, lots of little gorgeous artworks from your friends!

HOW TO DISPLAY YOUR CARDS
Some people decorate tins according to the theme and store the edition in that. I prefer to store them in trading card plastic sleeves a page for each swap, which works well, because you can see the cards all together in their editions.

Here is an example of an ATC I created recently, the theme was 'Fantasy Land'...sooooo I figured if there was anything I would want to be it would be Wonder Woman, there just isn't enough hours in the day and if I had super powers I could have everything done and more time for scrapping! LOL


Step 1: 
Have all your materials and tools ready for the mass production.
Cardstock
Ruler
Stanley Knife
Dimensional Dots/Double sided tape or Adhesive spray.
Punches and any other hardware you might need to create your ATC. 

Step 2: 
Cut the cardstock using the template 
which I will attach a link to in the forum.

Step 3: 
Play around with all your elements until your happy with the final configuration, then adhere using your adhesives, 
stitching or brads.

Step 4: 
The final stage is an almost complete ATC, all it needs is some flair so add that perfect embellie or journaling anything goes here, just leave it to your imagination.

Step 5: 
Your ATC is finished. 
In this on I have cloned my face into the 
cartoon image of Wonder Woman using photoshop. 


Thanks for looking, and hope your all having a fun filled weekend! MWAH

2 comments:

  1. Hi! I am french and i like your blog. I invit you to my ATC SWAP here :
    http://sirpriz.com/cadeau-gratuit-swap-497.html
    I hope you will be with us!
    Have a nice day
    Mama from France

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  2. Hi Em! Naughty blogger hasn't been telling me about your blog updates...now I'm way behind!!! Grrrr... Don't worry - I'm catching up right now!

    How cool is that Wonder Woman ATC!!? LOVE it!!!

    Sheree xx

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