Recently I won a "winner takes all" competition in a group on Flickr. What to do with the artist trading cards, on the theme of birds, which flew in through the letter box over the following couple of weeks. Aha!! Eureka!. I thought about my recent glue book projects and decided that I would bravely stick the ATC's into a hand-made book. Sacrilige, I hear you say? Well no I don't think so, I will always want to keep them as a set and so this seemed like a great idea.
This is the cover, One of my entries. The pages for this book were plain brown card, with green covers which had been stamped all over to give a background pattern. the lettering was cut from a newspaper and stuck down, Artful Ideas is the name of the group.
I added a ripped piece of craft paper to run across each page and stamped "twirly" designs on the page prior to glueing down the ATC on each page. the following images are more of the completed pages.
I am quite proud of the result and will, I am sure, cherish the book as a momento into my old age. Who am I kidding, into my old age? I start to draw my Old Age Pension in a few months, I am there already, LOL
I have included this as one of the techniques for displaying artist trading cards in your collection on my Squidoo lens ( lens = a single page web site focusing on a niche topic), Collecting and Displaying Artist Trading Cards. Check out the lens for more ideas, some of them garnered from around the web.