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Awful, Terrible, Crappy ATCs #2

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Swap Coordinator:Emika (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:26
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:May 20, 2011
Date items must be sent by:May 31, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap, you should make 2 of the worst ATCs you've ever made. Don't use something you've got in your collection... have fun making some new awful ATCs.

Go ahead and slap an ugly sticker on a flimsy piece of paper - maybe some junk mail. Maybe glue on some glitter, and be sure to let the glue seep through. Spill your coffee on them. Use those horrible pens that always bleed. You get the point... the possibilities are endless.

ATCs must be 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (63 mm X 89 mm).... or not. Don't let a silly size rule curtail your artistic spirit! You'll be making 2 ATCs, and they'll both go to one lucky partner. Send your worst work - something that will make your partner say "I can't believe someone deliberately created something this bad". (Just a note - ATCs should be awful, but not disgusting or sickening... no baby poo, animal blood, vomit, etc... use common sense, please!)

These ATCs are sender's choice. Be sure to include your name and info on the back, and for it's probably a good idea to include the name of the swap so that no one ever looks at it and assumes this is your standard work :)

No newbies, sorry... that means anyone with fewer than 10 Type 3 swaps. No one with unexplained 1s or 3s, either. Any questions, please ask below or PM me, or both.

If you feel like showing off your atrocious work, here is a thread in the forums where we can show off pics our awful, terrible, crappy ATCs. Be brave!


draco 05/11/2011 #

my kind of ATC swap as i'm not artistic what-so-ever. tried only one other atc series, but it ended up being more of a mini-'zine. thanks for giving someone like me another chance.

Mar1l1ze 05/11/2011 #

That thread and this swap seduced me into my first public swap since I joined - it's just not one I can ignore! Bwahahaha ;p

sillyhoffmann 05/11/2011 #

I think this is going to be the hardest swap I have ever done! I can't wait! What a great idea! Can I steal it and alter it to be postcards or bookmarks or something?

Emika 05/12/2011 #

LOL, @sillyhoffmann - go for it!

BambooPanda13 05/12/2011 #

wow, now I have to be creatively uncreative, interesting! I usually like things that look terrible and awful so not sure if I will enjoy the ATCs for this for the wrong or right reasons lol. Fun Fun!

panthyrr 05/12/2011 #

Oooh! I can make some crappy envies to put 'em in, too!

bruxbaby 05/15/2011 #

I have some crappy fun ideas! LOL!

pippelotje 05/19/2011 #

I'm having waaaaaaaaaaaay to much fun over here.

Laynie 05/20/2011 #

Wow!!! I can't wait to send mine:-) This was sooooo much fun!

PinkLotus 05/20/2011 #

just in the nick of time - I am IN .. i hope there will be a part 3 - these are so fun.. it's relaxing to just slap some stuff on.. and giggle at it :-)

Jester777 05/20/2011 #

HOMG this is so awesome. I have a feeeling these are going to turn out most epic.

morwesong 05/21/2011 #

So sad I missed this! Hopefully you will host another soon!

earthnk 05/26/2011 #

I had more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Thanks for hosting this awesome swap.

Saristotle 06/ 1/2011 #

Ooops forgot to make "sent" on this before midnight. My atc's were sent out earlier today.

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