What’s an artist trading card you may ask? Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards baseball cards, or 2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches, small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, paper cuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or fiber. The cards are usually traded or exchanged and never sold.
So, I have made several boxes in the past to hold some of mine and I thought that I would share with you on how I made them. I hope you enjoy this little project. 🙂 Feel free to share with me the artist trading cards that you have made. I’d love to see them.
PS. Happy Halloween!
Enjoy the show.
Lid: 4 13/16 by 5 13/16
Box: 6 ¾ by 7 3/4
Decorative Paper Sizing:
First layer (card stock) 2 ¾ by 3 ¾
Second Layer (card stock) 2 ½ by 3 ½
Third Layer (designer series paper) 2 ¼ by 3 ¼
Long side (2) 3 5/8 by 7/8
Short side (2) 2 5/8 by 7/8
Lid: 1 inch on all sides
Body: 2 inches on all sides
Notes: Especially made for artist trading cards sized at 2 12/ by 3 ½