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What is a Artist Trading Card?


~ The History of ATC started well over 100 years ago

~ Initially introduced as Collectible Trading Cards by Tobacco manufacturers

~ Confectionery Sellers quickly caught on the Collectibel Trading Card Market next

~ Collectable trading cards oftne featured cars, sport thems, natural history themes and is a hobby enjoyed by a wide variety of people today

~ Swiss artist Vanci Stirnemann was inspired to produce a catalogue of his work in the Artist Trading Card Style



~ Artist Trading Cards have been swapped and traded for many years and they have a huge following amongst many artists and crafters

~ ATC range from original collage and pen and ink pieces, to watercolors , acrylics and mixed media artworks

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What is an ATC ?
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~ Artist Trading cards are often known by their short form name ATC ... A for ARtist, T for Trading and C for Card

~ An ATC is an original miniature piece of art which can be made in a variety of art media

~ An Artist Trading Card is made with the intention of being swapped for another ATC

What are the Rules for Making an Artist Trading Card?



~ An ATC has to be made in the size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches or 64x89 mm.

~ An ATC can be made 2D or 3-D but has to fit in a standard size Artist Trading Card Envelope Sleeve

~ An ATC is meant to be swapped or traded but NOT SOLD

~ An ATC is meant to be an original piece of ART not a photocopy or print ( there are exeptions to this rule as many ATC swap guidelines allow copied works -- it is advisable to check each ATC Swap individual requirments first)

~ The Artist is to create a piece of art in a chosen style or theme on the front of the Artist Trading Card

~ The Artist is to add their name, contact details, artwork name and info , possible a limited edition number onto the back of an artist trading card

How to Make Artist Trading Cards

What materials can I use to make an artist trading card ?

~ How to make an Artist Trading Card

What is an ACEO ?

~ an ACEO adheres to the same rule as the ATC Artist Trading Card ---but ACEO are meant to be offered for Sale

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ACEO stands for Artist Trading Cards Editions and Originals

~ So ATC's are swapped or traded and ACEO are offered for SALE

~ The name distinction makes it easy to identify a particular artists intention for his trading card

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How to Create Artist Trading Cards
~ What materials to use
~ How to cut the correct size of ATC background materials
~ How to apply the Back Artist Info

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How and Where to Swap Artist Trading Cards

~ Places to Swap your Artist Trading Cards
~ How to Host an ATC swap
~ Where to Find new ATC SWAP opportunities


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How and Where to Sell ACEO Artist Trading Cards Editions and Originals

~ Where are the best places to sell ACEO Art Trading Cards
~ How to package and present your ACEO for Sale
~ What is the advantage of Limited Edition ACEO's

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