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ATC swap! thread - sign up here

This is a branch off of the artist trading cards thread

If you have questions about what to do and what this is about, please see the thread posted above.

This is a SIGN UP for our first round of swaps!  DUE MAY 10 in my HOT LITTLE HANDS

The themes are (you can pick 1 or more)

--People
--Animals
--Surprise (anything you want to make - it will be a surprise)

For each theme you want to do, you will send 3 cards and get 3 back. Hopefully there will be enough so I can swap you within theme but, if not, then you'll get a mix.

Cards need to be 2.5x3.5 inches. You can use any medium you wish. Please avoid heavy embellishments/thick cards (like 1/4 inch, not like cardstock). Please send stuff you are proud of. Most of us are not "artist" but the fun of doing ATCs is that we can share our unique artistic ways of doing things. Cards that are not to size will be returned to you.

Let us know in the thread which themes you are gonna make and send for. I set the due date in a little over a month.

ON THE BACK

On the back, please label the card with your name, user name (vegweb or ATCs or both), and the name of your card if you have one. You can also label it "vegweb swap" and the date so people can remember where the card was from.

If you have an account on atcsforall, let me know and i'll give you itrader feedback since you mailed to me.

MAILING
Once ready, MESSAGE ME for my address and send me your cards (see other thread for links).

Everyone: please send a LABEL with your address on it. I'll supply envelopes

US: please send postage equal to the cost to mail your envelop. 3 cards are 1 stamp, more cards might cost more. If you feel lazy or want to help with international postage, you can send me a $1 to cover your postage.

International: if you are outside the US, I'll pay to ship your stuff back.

Shortly after the deadline, I will swap around the cards and mail out the packages to people.

Quickie Reminders

-Everyone is welcome to play! Even if your work is "stick figures", if you put time and care into your work that's fine!
-If you have questions, check out the link above or send me a PM.

So who wants to play? I'll update this list as people sign up. i'm going to do a general list, no theme lists. but theme away!

Players
HH - GOT
faunablues - GOT
L2A - GOT
L2A's noah - GOT
algae -GOT
permanentgrin - GOT

Newshoes

I neglected to post here.  I got mine last Monday!  I was waiting to scan them and post what I received, but that won't happen until tomorrow or Sunday.

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I got mine on Friday!  I'll try to scan or take pics in the next few days.  I'm having technical difficulties at the moment....

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woo! I want to see who got what :)

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I just wanted to bump this thread. Because now I want to do this. Also, Michaels has a neat display of them now, in all types of paper made for different mediums pre-cut to the right size.

(Apparently this didnt show up when I posted it first, oops)
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g260/SawahFace/2-4.jpg

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I'm up for one. I already have a couple already made.

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ok uS, if you organise it I may play ;)

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this sounds fun and interesting

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lol.  I found the ones from last time last night.  I was planning on scanning them and posting.  I'll do that tonight or tomorrow.  Perhaps that will inspire people to join.

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Guess who forgot she revived this threadddddddddddddd.

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lol.  I found the ones from last time last night.  I was planning on scanning them and posting.  I'll do that tonight or tomorrow.  Perhaps that will inspire people to join.

do it! I was kinda sad that nobody else posted the ones they received...
I'd participate in this again!

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I just wanted to bump this thread. Because now I want to do this. Also, Michaels has a neat display of them now, in all types of paper made for different mediums pre-cut to the right size.

(Apparently this didnt show up when I posted it first, oops)
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g260/SawahFace/2-4.jpg

Hellooo :) Anyone still up for this?

I'd organize this if it wouldn't be such a bitch for everyone to send their cards internationally. But if anyone wants to do it and is willing to organize that'd be awesome.

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I was thinking of this over the weekend.  I would have uploaded the cards I received from the last exchange if I knew where I put them for safe keeping.  I'll organize it, even if it's just you and me, alg - but we should at least be able to peer pressure Sarah into it.

How do you want to set it up?  Anything goes?  A certain category?  A few categories to choose from?  Sunset would be a cool theme.

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I wouldn't mind doing this again, as long as the deadline isn't too soon.  I'll try to post the cards I got last time later today.

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Whoaahhhhh. My mind blanked about this.

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I wouldn't mind doing this again, as long as the deadline isn't too soon.

It won't be too soon.  I don't feel artistic when I'm rushed.

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ATC FAQ/FYI

What Are ATCs?
Artist Trading Cards are 2.5" x 3.5" cards on which you draw, paint, or collage.  You can buy blank ATC cards at an arts supply store or cut your own out of an index card or other thicker paper.

How Do I Particpate?
Make 3 ATCs and mail them to me by March 1.  (When you're ready to mail your cards, message me and I'll send you my address.)  If you don't have sleeves (they fit in sports card sleeves), mail them to me as flat and protected as you can and I'll put them in spare sleeves I have.

What Happens Next?
I switch them up and mail you three ATCs from three different people.

What If I Make Cards, But Get Gypped & Don't Get Any Back?
Impossible.  Even if someone flakes, I switch up the cards I receive, so everyone gets cards.

What If I'm Not Creative?
Whatever.  There's no right way to create an ATC, so there's no wrong way either.

What If I Need More Ideas?
Check out the gallery of an ATC website.

What If I Choose To Participate?
Post here that you're interested and know that you're
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs011.snc6/166140_496565254193_699059193_5778597_7211702_n.jpg

Interested
hh
algae
permanentgrin
shell

Needs Peer Pressure
uS
llg

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Whoaahhhhh. My mind blanked about this.

lol.  I'll do the mailing, you do the arting.  It'll be fun.

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I think I want to do this..... Maybe.

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ummm, possibly.  So yeah I will....and someone will get cards that look like a frog has attempted artwork.

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oh, yay! hh, that's funny you got two bunnies. thank you for organizing!!!

llg and Sarah...DO IT!

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