ARTIST TRADING CARDS - hooked rugs in size 2.5 X 3.5 inches?





I recently saw on a blog somewhere that Rug Hooking Magazine is coming up with an article in their AUGUST issue- on ART TRADING CARDS  done  by hooking them.
A little about the cards 
A.T.C. (Artist Trading Cards)
 http://couponing.about.com/od/allcoupons/ig/Free-Lesson-Plans/Artist-Trading-Cards.htm


ArtistTrading Cards are a fascinating pastime for a 
great number of professional artists. The cards are 
made on any surface and are always 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", a 
size thatf  fits into standard baseball card storage 
sleeves.


My NOTE***(Hooked CARDS would  therefore not be thin enough)

The Artist Trading Card, also known as ATC, has been around for many years. It originated as a way for artists and tradesmen to promote themselves professionally and also as a way for them to share and communicate. Of course, this was much before the Internet.

In 1997 Zunich, Switzerland, M. Vanci Stirnemann revised the idea of the Artist Trading Card. Since then, artists and collectors have been creating and trading. The ATC has become very popular with both artists and hobbyists.
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For several years now  I ,Judith , have been making ATCs and joined a group to trade.I have been using my own art work . . .drawing  . sewing . . cutting. . .pasting and Photoshop . .as a means to learn how to use PHOTOSHOP!!
I have tried to come up with a hooked card that would feel like a thin baseball trading card 2.5 X 3.5 but finally realise that - for me -hooking them is not  my medium . . .maybe  fine embroidery thread  with a punch needle would do it  . . .or  hook one with NYLONS . . . .but hooking cards with wool just doesn't do it for me.
Check out the info on Rug Hooking Magazine article  quiz  -they are looking for input and cards. . . . .


 @ :
http://www.rughookingmagazine.com/cms/index.php?id=51


see what you think!
Let me know if you are going to make some!
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MORE on this subject. . . .


see some more  great  trading cards  by vesna_r'   here


http://www.flickr.com/photos/vesna_r/tags/atc/


If you are interested in learning more . . .  




http://desktoppub.about.com/od/designprojects/ss/ATC_computer.htm