Monday, January 9, 2012

Artist Trading Cards

For quite a while I was very active in an Artist Trading Card group, or ATCs as we called them. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this fun crafting adventuure, here is how it works. Person number 1 makes three identical backgrounds 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches in size, and puts a return address label on the back near the top. They then send these three cards to Person number 2, who does something identical to all three cards and then puts her return address label on the back. She then sends the three identical cards on to the third and final person. Person number 3 finishes the set of cards and puts her return address label on the back. She keeps one for herself and sends Person number 1 a copy and Person number 2 a copy.

It is always quite interesting to receive the completed cards (or homers as we call them)in the mail, because you just never know what another crafter will do to the set.

Take the above card for example. I received this set as Person number 3. The first person made the background and put on the eye. Person number 2 put on the puffy J. Then I had to figure out what the heck to do as Person number 3! So I put on the heart, the letter U, and did the writing after the J. Do you get it?

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