Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2019 9:38 pm

Stickers OK! ATC

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Stickers OK! ATC
Swap Coordinator:stephiedee (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:18
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:May 7, 2018
Date items must be sent by:May 22, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

Using stickers on ATCs (or any kind of artwork) is more or less taboo to some degree. Either they're outright forbidden or only allowed as a very minimal element. Either way bums me out because: 1. I love stickers, and 2. I'm an adult who can art pretty good using whatever materials I see fit. The point of this swap is to create an ATC that puts stickers to good use and shows that they don't have to be the bane of ATC swaps.

For this swap, you will create one ATC with AT LEAST 2 stickers: 1 as a main focal image and 1 (or more) as an embellishment or background element.

  • How to tell if your sticker is a main focal image: if you take it away, does the ATC look unfinished? If so, then it's a main focal image. The main focal image sticker should be a character, animal, person or object.

  • The secondary sticker(s) can be words (whole word stickers or alphas combined), round color coding labels used to make a dot pattern, symbol stickers (stars, hearts), etc.

You can see examples of both main focal image and secondary stickers in these 2 ATCs: butterfly & frog gardener.

Some R U L E S:

  • Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are always 2.5" by 3.5" and created to be collectible cards. Use sturdy stock in the creation of your ATC (flexible, but not floppy). On the back of your card, add your name, username and the swap title.

  • This is not a "sticker slapped" ATC swap. Please put some care into composing an interesting collage of stickers and other artistic materials.

  • Apply REAL stickers, of the peel-and-stick variety, to your ATC. Fussy cut images glued on, recycled stickers peeled off paper and glued again (this includes postage stamps), washi tape and die-cuts from sticker paper do not count as stickers. Handmade stickers are very slippery territory so please do not use them for this swap.

If any clarification is needed on any of these points, feel free to ask.

Participation Restrictions

  • This is a Regional-USA Only swap to help aid me in vetting participants and to keep things fairly simple and straightforward for all players. If you like the concept (it certainly isn't a new one) by all means, host your own swap.

  • To participate in this swap you must also be an established member of Swap-bot with at least a 4.98 rating, 20 completed (rated) real mail swaps and a complete profile. I reserve the right as host to remove any potential participant as I see fit, with or without explanation.

  • Come partner assignment day, if you have not logged in to Swap-bot within 48 hours or have any past due swaps on your dash (even a day overdue), you will be removed from the swap.

These restrictions are necessary to help ensure a safe and fun swapping experience for everyone. If any problems arise, I will do my best to help resolve them - please communicate with myself and/or your partner in a timely manner.


Kraftylady777 04/18/2018 #

These are awesome ATCs !

stephiedee 04/18/2018 #

Thanks, Kraftylady.

gojenn 04/20/2018 #

I agree - I have some beautiful stickers too!

DeAnnaVarela 04/30/2018 #

I've got mine made and ready to send. Love this idea.

stephiedee 05/ 8/2018 #

Participants have been checked and some have been removed according to the restrictions clearly stated above. Thank you to those who were pro-active and reached out beforehand to explain circumstances. Have fun swapping everybody!

HisChild 05/12/2018 #

Really enjoyed this swap.

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