Thursday, October 1, 2015
Welcome to The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge and the challenge is always anything goes but with a twist and the twist for this week is to make a ATC card. Stop by and see the ATC’s cards the designers made, they did a wonderful job. It has been many years since I have done any Artist Trading card. I use to do them all the time. I belonged to several clubs and had a lot of fun receiving all the different ATC’s from all over the world. If you do not know what an ATC’s is here is a little history about them and I’m sure there is a lot more but this is what I could fine on the internet.
ATC Stands for Artist Trading Card
You never sell or buy any ATC you always trade them. The size for then is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 always. They are miniature works of art. They are called inches. The idea of making ATC's was born in 1897 by a Swiss artist M. Vanci Stirnemann. He wanted to document his work, and the work of others at the conference and discovered that the cost was far to grand to print a catalogue of the 1,200 participants. Stirnemann decided to create 1,200 cards by hand so that he could distribute them to everyone who attended the art show. Everyone was encouraged to do the same and at the end of the show the ATC's were traded. This was a very successful idea that rapidly spread across the world. Your theme can be anything.
On the backs of ATC's the artist always put their name, contact information, name of the ATC and they numbered them. Like if they made 3 of the same ATC they would put 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3, this way you knew how many of that ATC were made. Our wonderful sponsor for the month of October is Stitchy Bear. The image I choose to use is called Pumpkin Kitty Peek KK.
The die cuts I used are impression obsession small Leaves DIE-095. The paper I used when I cut out the leaves was from some of my Gelli plate paper I made. The background paper was from when I use to do ATC’s it is some I had left over. Put some stars on the background from Stampendous stickers. I cut out all the pumpkins and used a pop up to raise it up. Add some Wink of Stella Clear. Added some glossy accents. The Kitty punch is from Carl’s and the ghost has no name on it. Sorry!
These are the copic marker I used to color the pumpkins.
Taylor Expression die cut and stamp set called Light as a feather. The set has 3 sentiments, 3 feathers and 2 die cuts The ink I used is Kaleidacolor blue breeze. Added 3 sequins. The paper I used was from when I use to do ATC’s it is some I had left over.
We would love to see you join us and see your Artist Trading cards. If you have never made them, it is fun to try something new. Thanks for stopping by and have a super week end.
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