Artist Trading Cards : ATC

What is an Artist Trading card?

Artist trading cards are miniature works of art that are traded around the world. Artists, of all skill levels, make and trade their artwork with other artists. These trades can be done in person or over the internet using the mailing system.

Artist trading cards can be created by brand new artists, or professional artists. They can be created using any medium, or can be mixed media.

These cards are then traded with other artists. Amateur artists can trade with more advanced artists. I’ve even traded with professional illustrators. You never know who will want to trade with you.

Artist trading cards are collected and admired for years

My ATC cards:

Rules for ATC:

When it comes to making and trading artist trading cards, there are very few rules that have to be followed.  However, the ones that do exist MUST be followed. The artist trading card rules are as follows.

  • Size = 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 mm × 89 mm)
  • ATCs are traded not sold
  • Signed and dated on the back
  • Neatness counts
  • Do NOT trade other artists cards

Seasonal ATC:

Celebrating National Trading Card day tomorrow My way ! Are you ready?

National Trading Card Day is celebrated every year on February 24. Trading cards are usually made of paperboard or thick paper. A typical trading card may include a picture of a person, place, or a real or fictional thing. The pictures are typically accompanied by a description and texts such as statistics or trivia. Some of the earliest trading cards were related to sports, and most major sports have appeared on cards. Baseball cards have been the most popular of sports cards in America. Some non-sports trading cards may feature cartoon characters, comic book characters, or television characters. Collectors also use the cards to play games such as collectible card games.

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