The ARTIST TRADING CARD is basically a variation of the well-known trading cards one can buy (Baseball cards, Pokemon, etc), 2.5" x 3.5," but it differs in the way it is produced : An Artist Trading Card is either an original or a very small edition.

They are miniature works of art. One can make single cards or small editions. On the back of the card is the signature, the date and the number (if the card is part of an edition). All techniques and materials are allowed.

All types of art are acceptable for ATCs - all techniques - paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, rubberstamp works, mixed media, found images, assemblages, etc.

The only rule is the size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Using an Ellison Machine Die to cut cards
Video of students making ATCs
Template for 8.5 x 11inch size paper (10 cards from one sheet of paper)