There's not much "art" in these artist trading cards, but they are the proper size, so I figured I would post them here. What makes them unique in my opinion is that I used old mylar balloons as my background materials. I wanted to share them because I know folks are always looking for different ways to add shine or texture to their ATCs.
Back story: a few months ago, I asked my friend to save old mylar balloons for me, because I planned to make kanzashi brooches with them for a craft sale at my son's elementary school. My good friend from another state mailed me some of her daughters' old balloons, which was fun, because with a son, I don't get fun flowers and hearts much on his balloons. Then the craft sale was canceled and I did nothing with the balloons. I'm going to Iowa to visit my friend this weekend and wanted to at least bring SOMETHING I made from their old balloons, so I made these. The girls are ages 10 and 7, so I think they will like them. I also think these would make adorable place cards or favors at a kid's party! It's also a way to save a little bit of a favorite balloon for memory, without just keeping it crumpled in a drawer somewhere. I think it's nice to think up ways to use old mylar balloons in crafts.
These are both called "Happy Spring" which is a bit of wishful thinking because it has been snowing all day today here in Minnesota.
The mylar adhered really nicely to the playing card base:
This one did not adhere so well. Maybe I used less Mod podge? I had to use double-stick tape at the edges to keep the mylar secure:
Thanks for looking!
PS -- mods, if this would be better posted somewhere related to upcycled materials, please feel free to move it.