I have now created my first batch of Artist Trading Cards! (ATCs) I made four of them to send along with Christmas cards in a craft swap. The 5th was made for an ATC Swap where the theme was trees.
First up is a card made for a transplanted northerner, living in Florida. I once fell into that category; having moved to central Florida from Colorado. I left the Sunshine State, in part, because I actually missed snow! I remember once while living there that it got cold enough that they predicted the possibility of snow. I had thought it was be so cool to see snow falling on palm trees. It never happened, but I tried to create such a thing with this - my very first ATC:
Next up was one a person who said she loved chickens. I was so excited, because the first thing that came to mind was the quirky chicken marching band stamp that my Granny gave me a while back. (I still hadn't used it yet!) Here is ATC #2:
Number three was made for someone who likes gardening and frogs. Two more of the stamps from my Granny saw their first use here - the bunny and the frog:
Number four was for a gal who liked Asian-influenced things. I used my brand new dragon coin stamp, as well as a trimmed postage stamp of a Bonsai tree:
Last up is number five, for the Tree ATC swap. Two more vintage stamps were used on this one, both from my Granny - the tree and the pine tips:
My first round of ATCs were very fun to make and I'm happy with how they turned out! I hope they people who receive them enjoy them! I will be making more ATCs very soon.