Hello it's time for my fortnightly blogged design team make for Visible Image. Last month, with their blessing, I started up an "official" Visible Image Artist trading card (ATC) swap over on the customer page. I pair up participants who create an ATC using the theme given and then post to one another. It was a great success and everyone voted to continue it as a regular event. If you like trading ATCs I highly recommend you come over to the customer page and join us. So far 53 Visible Image fans worldwide have take part. Some of the design team (including myself) also take part.
Above is a selection of the ATCs I have made in the past and below is the swap I made for the first "just be you" swap.
I thought today it might be useful for people who have either never heard of or don't know where to start, to show from start to finish my way of making an ATC. This post might also be useful for future reference. Please bear in mind that this is how I personally approach my ATC making and there are many different ways of doing so.
The theme for the current swap is "here comes summer". The swap on Facebook is for one ATC but I always chose to make 4 as I keep one, I send one to my 7 year old crafting granddaughter and I swap one elsewhere.
The first thing I did was to choose which stamp sets I wanted to use for the theme. I decided to work with the Summer wings butterflies
and to add some background interest to my ATCs I also chose to use the gorgeous grunge circles stamp from the Butterfly effect
Bye for now,
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