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« on: June 25, 2007 12:48:18 AM »

I haven't made any cards since I was little so I have a few questions. What paper is great for card making? Will colored scrapbook paper do? do you just fold it in half?

also, what does ATC stand for.
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007 10:37:29 AM »

Card stock works great for making cards. Whether you fold it in half or not is up to you and what size/shape you want your card to be. ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. There is a separate section here for ATC's under the "More Art Less Craft" category where you can learn all about them. In a nutshell though an ATC is a small work of art the same size as a baseball card (2.5 by 3.5 inches) that you would trade for another ATC made by someone else.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007 01:13:44 PM »

Probably the easiest/cheapest way to start out cardmaking is to use plain white card - thick enough that it will stand by itself when folded, then either print onto the card in a colour/design that you like, or cover with scrapbook paper or similar. There are loads of different websites which will allow you to download backing papers etc - try some of the digital scrapbooking sites. Then build up your design onto the base card.
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