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871  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November 2010 Gallery on: November 30, 2010 01:23:58 PM
I'm so glad you like my silly little goddess!  Smiley  I really thought she turned out nicely.  I like the bright colors and the intense look.  Smiley
872  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November 2010 Gallery on: November 30, 2010 12:46:45 PM
I received this very pretty "Mini scrapbook page" ATC from ThreadOrYarn.  It's on a "I love you" theme and has "I love you" written all around it in foreign languages.  I love foreign languages!  And I love this card!  I've already got plans for the photo I'm going to put in it.  Smiley



Thanks so much for the beautiful card, ThreadOrYarn!  Smiley
873  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November 2010 Gallery on: November 26, 2010 05:24:07 PM
I received this beautiful ATC from mandykaye on the theme of "mini scrapbook ATC with place for a photo".  She did such a wonderful job!  It's all glittery and pretty and has a little frame just for a photo.  I love it!



It had a little mishap in the mail, but all of the pieces were still there, so I was able to repair it.  One button was broken in five pieces, and the card was practically ripped in half!  Wow.  lol  But you can't even tell now...and I'm SO glad, because this is such an amazing ATC and I can't wait to use it!

Thanks so much, mandykaye!   Kiss
874  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November 2010 on: November 26, 2010 04:02:44 PM
I claim ThreadOrYarn for a card using the magazine strips technique.
Claimed: 6
Sent: 5
Received: 5


Hi!  I'm 32, living in southern central Indiana.

Please nothing religious or gorey.  Nudity, swearing, no problem.


*nudey fairies or sexy fairies
*pin-up girls (doesn't matter what era)
*big-eyed frogs
*"twisting midnight"--whatever your interpretation of that phrase is.
*Disney's Beauty and the Beast
*sexy/nudey goddesses
*fantasy (elves, fairies, etc.)
*pirates
*mini scrapbook pages--ready to insert mini photos
*your favorite swear words (gasp! lol)
*The Lord of the Rings: especially the characters Frodo and Sam, Legolas.  I'd love to see all types of interpretations on this LOTR theme, please don't restrict yourself by any means to the movies.
*Your favorite fairy tale
*Shakespeare
*Jane Austen (books, characters, etc.)
*Renaissance, Dark Ages styles and culture
*Your favorite illustrated children's book
*Autumn people doing autumn things, whether fantasy or real life or fairy tale
*Countdown to Thanksgiving: anything fall themed (even Halloween-ey--no gore please), with a number from 5 to 31 on the face of the card.  Please make sure these cards are all vertically aligned, and exactly fit the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size (ie., no embellishments extending beyond the edges). Please specify number between 5 and 31 you will do.    Smiley 1, 2, 3, 4 and 17 are taken. (thanks kimchery, whileitsraining, mandykaye and kartiana!)
*new* Penguins at Christmas
*new* Sexy Christmas elves
875  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: List of Tutorials on Craftster in Paper Crafts: Scrapbooking & ATCs: ATCs on: November 23, 2010 10:19:52 PM
Hmmm.  I just posted a tutorial, but am not sure I put it in the right place.  Here's the link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365450.0

Smiley
876  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / TUTORIAL: assembling a basic hand-drawn ATC on: November 23, 2010 10:17:42 PM
At the request of kimchery, I'm going ahead and putting up a tutorial on how I make a basic ATC card.  While I know there are tons of ways to do this, I thought maybe this could be helpful for newbies like me!  lol

This is a very simple technique, good for hand-illustrated cards, and I've found it very satisfying.  Though it seems like a lot of steps, it's not difficult at all.



Materials needed:
*pre-cut ATC-sized 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" unfinished non-corrugated cardboard (easy enough to make yourself from, say, a cereal box)(If you want something acid-free, for a longer-lasting card, you might have to buy something at an art store that is labeled as acid-free.)
*cereal box
*glue stick
*scissors
*mechanical pencil (with eraser)
*paper


Step 1: ATC template
Take the cereal box and cut out the front panel.  On the unprinted side, draw a rectangle the size of a standard ATC (2 1/2" x 3 1/2").  Cut the rectangle out, being very careful to keep the cuts straight, as this will be a template for lots of ATC fun, and must be accurate.

If you want, you can cover this template with paper to make it look kind of neat.



Step 2: Begin your illustration
Using your new ATC template, draw a rectangle on a piece of paper.



Step 3: Complete your illustration
Let your illustration flow outside the bounds of your rectangle so that there are no white edges on the completed ATC.



Step 4: Preparing to mount the ATC card
Hold the illustration up to the light, with the illustrated side toward the light.  Hold your ATC template on the back of the illustration and align it so that the template opening exactly matches the location of the rectangle that your illustration is drawn in.



Step 5: Draw a rectangle on the back of the illustration
Carefully place the illustration and ATC template on a hard surface, maintaining the exact positioning from the previous step, and draw a rectangle on the back of the illustration using a pencil.

Hold the illustration up to the light again, without the template this time, making sure that the rectangles on both the front and back of the illustration line up.  If necessary, readjust the rectangle on the back of the illustration.



Step 6: Erase the rectangle lines on the front of your illustration, if necessary
Since you don't want there to be lines showing on the front of your ATC left over from your drawing frame rectangle, you may choose to erase the lines from your original rectangle.  Carefully.  (See the arrows in my photo showing where I erased my lines.)



Step 7: Mounting the ATC cardboard
Uniformly coat the back of your illustration with the glue stick, going outside the bounds of the rectangle to make sure there is sufficient coverage.

Place your precut ATC board on the back of the illustration.  Press evenly to ensure full contact.  Turn the card illustration face up, place a piece of paper over the illustration to protect it, and evenly rub the entire card to ensure there are no bubbles or warping.



Step 8: Preparing to glue the back
Cut the illustration paper, now mounted to the ATC board, in a manner shown here.  Don't cut all the way to the corners.  Leave a bit overhanging.



Step 9: Glue the back
Glue opposing sides first, as shown in the illustration.  Then glue the remaining two.




Step 10: Trim the corners
Trim the little folded corners even with the ATC edge.  Carefully! lol



Step 11: Let it dry
Close the ATC between the pages of a thick hard cover book to ensure it will dry without warping.



Step 12: Print out a back label
A printed, personal label makes the back of the ATC look completed and professional (or, at least as professional as I can manage! lol)

Make it slightly smaller than the actual card itself.



Step 13: Glue the label on the back of the ATC
Evenly coat the back of the label with glue, make sure it's evenly lined up, and once again, use a second piece of paper to protect the surface of the label as you evenly press the label into place.  You may need to press the ATC between the pages of the book at this stage also to ensure the ATC doesn't warp.





Ta-DA!  You're done!  YEAH!





If anything is confusing about this tutorial, please let me know, and I'll make adjustments!  lol  Hope this helps all-you-all!   Kiss Grin
877  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Frost ATC & Display Holder on: November 23, 2010 05:39:23 PM
This is very beautiful!  I really like it!
878  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November 2010 Gallery on: November 23, 2010 08:00:00 AM
I received the following delightful All One Color ATC from ThreadOrYarn.  It's active and zendoodley and makes me want to move around!



I love it!  Thank you so much, ThreadOrYarn!   Grin
879  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November 2010 on: November 19, 2010 09:06:29 PM
I claim ThreadOrYarn for Seasons (no holidays).

Claimed: 7
Sent: 2
Received: 3


Hi!  I'm 32, living in southern central Indiana.

Please nothing religious or gorey.  Nudity, swearing, no problem.


*nudey fairies or sexy fairies
*pin-up girls (doesn't matter what era)
*big-eyed frogs
*"twisting midnight"--whatever your interpretation of that phrase is.
*Disney's Beauty and the Beast
*sexy/nudey goddesses
*fantasy (elves, fairies, etc.)
*pirates
*all one color, with the name of the color written on the face of the ATC (orange, yellow, green, blue, white, black)
*mini scrapbook pages--ready to insert mini photos
*your favorite swear words (gasp! lol)
*The Lord of the Rings: especially the characters Frodo and Sam, Legolas.  I'd love to see all types of interpretations on this LOTR theme, please don't restrict yourself by any means to the movies.
*Your favorite fairy tale
*Shakespeare
*Jane Austen (books, characters, etc.)
*Renaissance, Dark Ages styles and culture
*Your favorite illustrated children's book
*Autumn people doing autumn things, whether fantasy or real life or fairy tale
*Countdown to Thanksgiving: anything fall themed (even Halloween-ey--no gore please), with a number from 5 to 31 on the face of the card.  Please make sure these cards are all vertically aligned, and exactly fit the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size (ie., no embellishments extending beyond the edges). Please specify number between 5 and 31 you will do.   Smiley 1, 2, 3, 4 and 17 are taken. (thanks kimchery, whileitsraining, mandykaye and kartiana!) 
880  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November 2010 Gallery on: November 19, 2010 03:55:35 PM
I received this beautiful, colorful, hand-painted Countdown to Fall ATC from mandykaye.  Smiley  It's so pretty!  I love fall!



She also gave me a bonus: a matching inchie, and my first inchie ever.  Yeah!



Thanks so much, mandykaye!  They're wonderful!
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