ATC’s… small 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” artist trading cards, and miniature works of art meant to be traded, not bought or sold. ATC’s were originally introduced to the rubber stamping and art community in 1996 in Switzerland. The art of ATC’s and trading has grown to encompass mixed media, dimensional art, and techniques… far beyond the original concept.
Until recently, I had never made an ATC… yes, I had seen them floating around at Stampin’ Up! Conventions, Leadership, and other gatherings… and although they intrigued me as miniature works of art, I had never attempted to make them.
And then, a month or so ago, an online friend asked for help, I quickly agreed to create 100 ATC’s for Autism… and two days later they were off to Pensacola to benefit an Annual Autistic Boys Camp Event. Today, and I’m sharing the 10 ATC designs which were sent… I’d love to hear which ones were your favorites. (Please be kind, it’s my first attempt at ATC’s)
Here we go!
A nature collage
I get by with a little help from my (furry) friends…
There’s a little bit of magic turtle and butterflies…
A postcard collage
Courage nest and bird…
It’s a boy’s camp.. got to have a rock star!
Red Hot Guitar… brayered for fun
And a very special feathery hello!
I made more ATC’s for a swap recently, and look forward to sharing them with you later this month, along with the swaps I received too… Please leave a comment and tell me if you’d like to see more ATC’s… you know they make great start points for cards too!
Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing more creative cards and rubber stamping… I hope you’ll stop back by!
Edited 7/12 to add more information about Autisimpensacola.org
Tammy Mendiola is the Program coordinator for the Pensacola Autistic Boy's camp and shared this information with me via email: Our camp is called "Kids for Camp" and is a 6-week summer learning lab that combines training for teachers in our two-county area and an educational program for children with autism from age 2 - 22. We have lots of great projects planned for our campers this summer!