Friday, 1 February 2008

ATC (Artist Trading Card) Holders

I am participating in a swap where we make some type of ATC Holder. I had two different ideas in mind and have completed both.

The first is the same idea as the book I made for my sister at Christmas time. I just did not add the additional pieces of cardstock to divide the pages, as I thought it would add too much bulk. I have taken individual ATC sleeves and attached them to the pages. On the back inside cover I added an envelope, in case the person recieving it would like to add some additonal items in the book.

Below are the front cover, inside front cover page, first page with some ATC's inside to show how it works, and the back inside cover.

ATC Holder #2

The front and back cover of this holder are made with acrylic. I coloured them with Alchohol Inks, then stamped with Stazon black. To make them stand out a bit more, I cut a couple of pieces of white cardstock and added them in the book to accent each cover. On the backside of the pieces of white cs I coloured and stamped and added an image (courtesy of Trish B.), on the other, instead of adding an image I glued a handmade ATC envelope (received from my friend Deanna), which can hold an ATC or other items.

I used heavy weight badge holders for the ATC holders, (2nd picture above shows how the ATC is inserted) and bound it together with book rings.


Rosie said...

Now these are gorgeous! I prefer the smaller one of the 2 because the colours are so striking! I'm heavily into contrast!! ;)

Thanks for your lovely comment on my doodles!!

Maggi said...

Beautiful!!!! I had totally forgotten about using acrylic as a cover and decorating with AI - off to create some "stuff!"

Carol said...

Gorgeous!!! Creative use of badge covers. I hadn't thought of that, they are clear & very sturdy too. Great ideas.

Dawn said...

What wonderful ATC holders, don't know which one I like best...really great job x