Hello everyone! Today I wanted to talk about what exactly an ATC is. So let’s get started!
ATC stands for Artist Trading Card(s). An ATC is basically a work of art that is produced on a smaller scale. You can use any medium you desire to create your masterpiece. There are two general rules to making an ATC, first and the most critical is the size. The size must be 2.5″ x 3.5″. Think, the size of your standard Baseball Trading Card. Secondly, is that the works of art are to be traded, not sold. Now this second one is not a must as there are artists who sell their cards. That is basically it on ATC, pretty simple.
Below are the items I use when making my ATC’s.
Here, I use clear trading card protective sleeves to house my finish pieces.
The cool thing about the base of your ATC is that you can use anything. Pictured here, I have a piece of Mixed Media paper as well as a piece Little Debbie snack cake packaging cardboard, both have been cut to size. If you are the recycle reuse type or on a budget, you can also use any other type of food packaging, game cards, or playing cards, the possibilities are endless.
Below are some of the ATC’s I’ve made recently. Some have already been shared previously, while others have not. Enjoy!
Just Because Series
If you decide to make some ATC’s or you already make them, please feel free to share in the comments.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!