16 - Canvas Corp Creative Crew ATC Swap

16 Mixed Media Artist Trading Card by Dana Tatar for the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew 2016 ATC Swap

Hi! I'm sharing a set of artist trading cards that I created for the Canvas Corp Creative Crew ATC Swap. I've been creating ATCs for years and have never exchanged any with my artist friends. To say I am excited to receive art from around the world, and share my pieces with artsy friends all over the globe, is a bit of an understatement! I designed this card to be mostly flat, as it had to fit inside an envelope, but I couldn't resist adding a couple of light layers for dimension. I've entitled these ATCs "16" to stand for 2016. Here's to a creative year!

Here is the full set of cards. The ATC in the first photo is one I made to keep for myself. I used a combination of products from Canvas Corp, 7 Gypsies, and Tattered Angels for my ATCs.

How to Create a "16" Artist Trading Card

7 Gypsies Trousseau 8x8 Paper Pad
7 Gypsies Camden 6x6 Paper Pad
7 Gypsies Wood Stamp: Scissors
7 Gypsies Paper Tape: Global
7 Gypsies Jump Rings: Antique Silver
Canvas Corp 12x12 Tissuestock
Canvas Corp Waxed Cotton Cord: White
Canvas Corp Canvas Fringe
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Bahama Blue, Black Cherry, Fully Purple, Marmalade, Patina, Riptide, Sea Glass, Sun Sisters, Trunk Bay, Turquoise Blue
Blank Artist Trading Cards
Black Archival Ink
Black Pen

Circle Punch

Step One: Select a piece of patterned paper for the base of the ATC from the 7 Gypsies Camden Paper Pad, cut down to size, and glue onto the front of a blank ATC base.

Step Two: Place a piece of 12x12 White Tissuestock onto a craft mat and spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Dry the misted Tissuestock with a heat gun. Use a circle punch to cut the Tissuestock into circles. Glue a tissuestock circle to the top right side of the ATC so that the edge of the circle slightly overlaps the edge of the card. Trim the excess tissuestock from the circle and glue it to the bottom left side of the ATC.

Step Three: Cut the leftover Camden paper scraps into thin strips, and then into small pieces. Glue one paper piece over the small portion of tissuestock on the bottom left edge of the card. Glue another paper piece to the top left edge of the ATC.

Step Four: Tear a small piece of paper tape from the roll and attach it to the bottom left edge of the card, under the small paper piece. Bend any tape overhanging the edge of the ATC around to the back side of the card.

Step Five: Ink the handle portion of the Scissors Wood Stamp with black archival ink and press onto the bottom edge of the ATC, just next to the piece of paper tape.

Step Six: Cut a small strip of Canvas Fringe and glue it to the card so that it overlaps the tissuestock circle.

Step Seven: Cut a strip of numbers, 1234567890, from the 7 Gypsies Trousseau 8x8 Paper Pad. Use a black pen to circle the numbers 1 and 6 on the numbered paper strip. Glue the piece of patterned paper to the ATC so that it overlaps the top half of the piece of Canvas Fringe.

Step Eight: Color a 2-inch piece of White Waxed Cotton Cord with Tattered Angels Marmalade Glimmer Mist. Staple the length of cord to the ATC under the numbered strip of patterned paper.

Step Nine: Add a small glass bead to an Antique Silver Jump Ring. Attach the ring to the piece of cotton cord on the front of the ATC.

Step Ten: Finish the ATC with a splatter of Tattered Angels Sun Sitters Glimmer Mist.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you're interested in trading an ATC, please leave me a comment below!

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  1. How awesome you will be trading your ATC's!!! LOVING these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Awesome ATCs! I love their colors and style. xx Ilana


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