Saturday, March 26, 2011

Let's Make ATCs!

Welcome to the OCC this week! Rebecca here again with a new challenge for you! Thanks so much to everyone who played my challenge last week! I hope you all had fun with it. This week our focus is on ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) which must incorporate these colours: Kraft + white or cream + black or chocolate + ONE colour of your choice. (Feel free to use this graphic in your posts.)

If you have never made an ATC before, here are a few details:

They always measure 2.5 x 3.5".
They were started by imitating baseball, other sports cards and playing cards, thus the size.
They are often traded but are not supposed to be sold. An ATC created for sale is usually called an ACEO, 'Art Cards, Editions and Originals'. If you are interested in trading, email me by clicking on my photo on my sidebar and I'll send you the info.
Traditionally, they were stored in pockets or divided page protectors with little extra room for thickness or bits extending off the edges. Now there are lots of ways to store and display them so feel free to allow bits to hang off the edges or use thick embellishements.
Feel free to incorporate your ATC into a card, scrapbook page or larger project. Please use the challenge colours for the entire project. Several of our designers have done this.
A set of three ATCs whether connected or not is called a triptych. Feel free to make one if 2.5" x 3.5" seems too small. You can also join 2 if you wish.

I can't wait to see what you create! I hope you have fun!

We have a Guest Designer this week. Please welcome:

Rebecca Ednie Eclectic Endeavours

This is one of 4 I made for this challenge, visit my blog to see the other 3.

Diane Gilbert - My Little Stampin' Spot!

Kristin K Tierney - LilyBeth Boutique

Wendy Janson - It's All About Stamping

Lori Rider - The Diva Stamper

Jen Rzasa - Our Change of Art

Vicki Burdick Its a Stamp Thing

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie

Designed by Sarah Gough - THinkING STAMPS

Sharon Wheet - Designs by Sharon

WOW! Girls, thanks for embracing this challenge and creating such AMAZING samples! If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword OCCC. You must link to a project created after the start date of the challenge. Please include a link to our blog in your post. Thanks for reading and I hope you can participate.


  1. Thank you for having me, ladies! Awesome challenge, and beautiful samples :)

  2. Hi! Found this via Funky Junky, and glad I did. This is a perfect project for a snowbound day!

  3. Thank you for another fabulous challenge xx

  4. Great DT inspiration great challenge I love doing ATC's.

  5. Fabulous challenge idea. The amazing DT pieces made me itching to join in!


  6. Love the DT's displays. So pretty. A great fun challenge. I love Tiny.

  7. Wonderful challenge. I love ATC's. But why is my ATC marked with a red cross?

  8. It's so amazing what can be fitted on a small surface. Great DT inspiration. I needed a quick project to wind down from some stress. Thanks


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