There was a tie between the 2 winning themes so we're gonna combine them both! The theme for these ATCs will be Words About Solitude To Live By. Reminiscent of our last ATC swap (wow, from Aug. 2007) Love In Another Language (when the 2 themes, Love and Another Language, tied).
Think of an ATC as a tiny scrapbook page or a tag. They are 2.5" x 3.5". You can use any type of A/L free media on the card, but the foundation of the card itself should be made of heavy CS. I usually use a playing card because they are the perfect size, or pretty close.
Not all trading card enthusiasts subscribe to the A/L free policy, but for our purposes I would ask that you adhere to it. Depending on the materials used, you can definitely use Mod Podge as a sealant. If that's not the route you choose then please use quality adhesive. Also note that smoke/odor free products are important, as always, so please be considerate of others in this respect.
You will be making one card for everyone who participates plus yourself. You can make them all the same or all different - the choice is yours!
Here are some great links (I just copied most of these from our blog, please let me know if any of the links no longer work).
Excellent Article with tons of technique suggestion and lots of examples:
A whole ATC community! http://www.atcsforall.com/
One specific example with step-by-step instructions: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art14192.asp
Sarah's very useful link with many examples:
More examples within the same link:
You can also search the SHCG blog, sb.com 's gallery & the internet to find more info & wonderful examples.
I will be circulating a PM to the participants re: mailing. You will all be mailing to the other participants, due date being Saturday July 18, 2009.