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ATC- No paper or cardboard

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Swap Coordinator:voodooninja (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Art  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:31
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.80 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:February 25, 2011
Date items must be sent by:April 5, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

The rules are simple. Make an ATC without using paper or cardboard. There's no theme you have to follow. It's sender's choice. You can use whatever else you want to use to make the ATC. You just can't use paper or cardboard. AT ALL. Not even as the ATC back. And, yes, stickers count as paper. If you have any suspicion that maybe what you're about to stick onto your ATC may technically qualify as paper, leave it off.

Discussion

KatarinaNavane 02/12/2011 #

do you have any ideas of how we ought to write our info on the back of the card without at least a sticker to write it on? Just curious. I've done some metal cards and they're fun to do but I usually put a white sticker on the back to write my name and such on it.

voodooninja 02/12/2011 #

Sharpie? Paint? White out?

BrunsGirl 02/12/2011 #

I am new and would like to join may I? profile is filled but am not sure how much to wirte on it.

voodooninja 02/13/2011 #

newbies are welcome.

toothteri 02/13/2011 #

I attach a small tag on s string with the info

unvlmom 02/14/2011 #

I thinking of using a piece of leather , however it isn't stiff enough, any ideas? If I don't use leather I will use decorator fabric samples as my base (I have 8 books of fabric samples....)

gewalli 02/17/2011 #

If you wet the leather and then let it dry it should get stiffer. Maybe you have to decorate it first if it gets too stiff. I suggest you try it on a smaller piece first!

mamamonkey 02/18/2011 #

I've made several leather ATCs they're fun! You can use different weights of leather. The two I've sent out already were fairly lightweight, and not stiff. I didn't have any complaints on them. I think it's okay if they're not stiff because, they aren't like paper in that they won't rip if they aren't stiff.

user2637 02/18/2011 #

This looks like fun, but I'm vegan, and thus don't want to get leather. Maybe I'll jump in next time....

hopelessshade 02/25/2011 #

White fabric is presumably the easiest solution to the "blank back" problem, no?

Ooh, we have pretty much all of March to brainstorm too...

Emika 02/28/2011 #

@hopelessshade - you can use plain muslin for the backs of fabric cards, but usually I use old mens shirts. They're plain enough for a back, but still interesting - I use the ones with simple stripes and light patterns.

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