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Ugliest ATC

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Swap Coordinator:oblivionspin (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:17
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:January 6, 2016
Date items must be sent by:January 13, 2016
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

For this swap you will be sending your partner one (1) ugly ATC.

Here’s your chance, oh sticker slappers. Oh sloppy gluers, oh uneven stampers, oh people who don’t know how big an ATC is supposed to be and can’t be bothered to tab over to google. This is your day to shine.

Quick, get a blank ATC card. What you don’t have those? Cut one roughly the correct size. (2.5 by 3.5? more like whatever by however big I feel like.) Scribble something on the background. Grab the pile of rewards stickers floating around your desk and just slap them all on. Write something in your regular handwriting on the top. “This 2 shall-“What you ran out of room? Just cram the rest of the phrase on there sideways. Spill glue on it. Leave corners up and edges hanging off. Make something awful.

What I’m saying is, make an ATC you would cringe to see in your mailbox. Think of your biggest ATC pet peeves and make them come to life. It will be invigorating, I promise.

Since we have to have some solid rules on this, here they are:
ATC must be under 3.5x4.5 inches (yes, I know that is not what size ATC’s are, that’s the joke, silly.) but larger than 1.5x2.5 inches (essentially, you have an inch wiggle room on each dimension.) If you want it to be ATC sized, you can do that too. This probably shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes.
This is sender’s choice, so if you do peek at the other person’s profile, make sure not to cater to them. You can purposefully cater it to their dislikes if you want, but that’s not required.
Have fun.
Write your username and the swap name on the back of the ATC, or the front, I mean, whatever.

Got that?

So, if you receive an ugly ATC that looks like it has little effort put into it, you should rate a five. Also, I am going to go ahead and say I do not endorse sending extras in this swap. I won’t say you can’t, but I think the swap should count for itself. Besides, nice extras would take away from the ugly of the swap and no one wants ugly extras, we’re not THAT ironic.

Why am I hosting this swap, you ask? Hosting stupid swaps is my calling on swapbot. I have a good sense of humor (and if you’re joining this swap- you should too!)

To join this swap you must have a
4.96 rating or higher.
No 1’s owed to active members. 3’s will be scrutinized.
If you think that you have an extraordinary circumstance and should be let in despite a recent poor rating, shoot me a message and we’ll talk.
You need to have at least 5 completed and rated type 2 (or type 3) swaps under your belt to join.

This swap is U.S.A only. International Version is over here

p.s. yep, this is a type 2 swap on purpose because it is too crappy to be a craft. (:

Discussion

KarenLaneWV 01/ 3/2016 #

THis is way too funny not to join in...lol...I've received some horrors and I"m not sure if I'm even capable of making a mess like that but here goes!!!>>>>

JeanetteC 01/ 3/2016 #

I adore this idea even though it will make me cringe the whole 5 minutes!

oblivionspin 01/ 3/2016 #

Isn't it wretched? I can't wait. I have a ton of awful paper scraps on my desk that no one in their right mind would use on an ATC.
Glad to see I'm not the only one looking forward to it!

mle 01/ 3/2016 #

I'm done! And it looks awful! This is so much fun!

simplyfunmom 01/ 3/2016 #

Great idea! I'm in!!!

Stargazer008 01/ 4/2016 #

Awesome Idea!!! Unfortunately only for the USA. Would be great to have an international Swap. Would love to join. Great fun! :)

Tigerlilyknotwise 01/ 4/2016 #

Laughed so hard while making mine this morning. It's really bad! But that was really fun LOL!

Pupkitmomof4 01/ 4/2016 #

Oh my! The definition almost sounds like my attempts, hehe. I was never good at art, I have no depth perception AND I'm an ATC newbie. I can't wait to see if I can make it ugly on purpose :)

oblivionspin 01/ 4/2016 #

@stargazer008 eh, one person asking is enough demand for me. International Version is over here

I am excited everyone is having a good time with this. I made sure to utilize my glue gun because that is my biggest atc peeve.

rhodyart1960 01/ 5/2016 #

I'm a new old swap-botter and I really really would love to do this. I have done bad atcs in the past without intending to and would love to make a really awful one intentionally. Can't seem to be able to send you a message so I'm hoping you see this

oblivionspin 01/ 5/2016 #

@rhodyart1960 I sent you a PM.

To anyone currently in the swap or watching who is concerned about if I will let her in: I will not be letting anyone who does not meet the requirements listed in the swap description in this swap, nor will I be letting anyone in who is known to have multiple profiles which have not been merged. This is nothing personal against this user, for all I know her previous profile was full of only the most rave reviews, but I don't know and I strive to keep my swaps as safe as possible for the people in them. I always angel my swaps but I do my very best to make sure I won't have to because it's a pain in my bum and yours. Carry on with your ugly creations then.

PurpleKionna 01/ 7/2016 #

I have to admit I had a hard time making an ugly ATC. I started off with something bad and had to stop myself from fixing the absolute trash that followed. This was a good swap.

oblivionspin 01/ 7/2016 #

@PurpleKionna I had the same problem, I kept trying to balance out the composition of my awful ATC and make it not all clash. I'm glad you're enjoying the swap (:

simplyfunmom 01/ 7/2016 #

I used a huge amount of puffy stickers on mine because that is my ATC pet peeve. Is that allowed, or should I start over?

oblivionspin 01/ 7/2016 #

I pm'd you back, @simplyfunmom but to anyone else wondering the same thing, as long as you put enough postage on your envelope you can use as many puffy stickers as you feel ugly!

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