Monday, June 18, 2012

sharing an article: ATC cards

I want to share with you an article I found on Facebook,   The article originated from, and the writer talks about word and letters, and how you can do a little creativity with fussy cutting.   In case you are not familiar with the term fussy cutting, it is a term used mainly to delicate cutting, cutting to the edge of the image, and cutting the white space from the image itself.   I do a lot of my fussy cutting with my pointy Fiskars scissors, leaving about a  .25 border around the image.  Some some people who scrapbook can do more intricate work, getting inside of the image as well.  I personally leave it up to my cricut machines for that type of work.  They can make cutting snowflakes a breeze (providing that I change the blade often)

a collection of ATCs

Anyway, the article also explains making ATC (Artist Trading Cards) with this technique where she takes not only the fussy cut image but stamped words in different fonts.  An ATC is a card that is like an artist's calling card (or business card).  unlike a business card, there isn't any information on it, like name and address, but in a creative manner, there is a main image, and an artist will decorate around it.  Often times, an artist will trade another, and it is a good way to network if you have a business.  Some artists do place their information on it, if they are looking for business.  

Enjoy the article! -- Article - Words, Letters Part 1 -- Article - Words, Letters Part 1

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