Artist Trading Card
Welcome to another week at the Penny Black Blog. We have a fun challenge ahead, all about Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). Here’s Designer, Angela Kennedy’s ATC to get us started;
A little about ATCs; Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cards, 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (63 mm X 89 mm), and small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets. The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland. Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or cloth. The cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than sold. They are a perfect platform for stamping, as you’ll see in the coming week – you can check our Gallery for ATCs created by our Designers. Angela used Penny Black stamps, 40-047 “Delicate Pattern“, 40-048 “Paisley Outline“, 30-067 “To You“, and 30-014 “Salutations“.
Angela also generously provided the antique photograph she used for her ATC…just right click on it to save it to your computer, print, and use!
I guess you know what this week’s challenge is about – Artist Trading Cards! Create a new ATC using Penny Black stamps and load it into our Gallery tagged with “pennyblackatc” by Midnight PST on Sunday night. Our winner will receive the transparent stamp set used to create the flower in Angela’s ATC, “To You“, along with our new Mix & Match Cardstock. The winner will be announced in Tuesday’s post (as always!). Good luck, we’re so excited to see what you do with this challenge.
MIX & MATCH CARDSTOCK WINNERS
We showcased and gave away several packs of our new Mix & Match Cardstock last week and here are our winners! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments. Congratulations to…
Paula Ponton (PEP) March 28, 2011 5:57 am
Cathy P in AZ March 29, 2011 7:39 am
pinky March 30, 2011 12:55 am
Sue McRae March 31, 2011 12:32 pm
Sharon Gullikson April 1, 2011 12:52 pm
Congratulations ladies, please email me with your postal addresses at email@example.com and we’ll ship your prizes. We have a whole lot more for you this week, stick around!