Last week, I wrote about the tea-themed ATC's, or artist trading cards, I had created from various stamps, wax seals and paper. An ATC is simply a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2-inch card you've decorated in any way you desire. (An Artist Tea Card or "A Tea C" is the same thing, it's just got a tea theme!) Cards can be simple or plain. I've seen some that are very artistic, some that are stitched, some that are very scrapbooky. Mine will probably all be on the simple side, but I am enjoying making them. And, inspired by blog friends here and here, I am now going to host a card swap! If you'd like to swap two cards (just two) with another tea-loving friend, just e-mail your name and address to email@example.com by Oct. 11. Then, when I have the list of all interested parties, I'll randomly pair up the cardmakers and e-mail each person the name of her (or his!) card swap partner.
You can see the very first cards I made at the link above, and last night I whipped out a few more with photographic images and quotes (that I made up!). Here they are:
The first two images are from the Library of Congress. You can read more about them here. And the fancy lady going to tea image is simply one I saved out of a magazine.
Speaking of magazines, whether or not you're interested in the card swap, let's have a giveaway! At home, not the office, I subscribe to 24 periodicals (23 magazines and the Wall Street Journal). How many of the subscriptions do you think I get for free? Those who guess correctly will be entered in a drawing to win a free magazine subscription, and I will give you a choice of several magazines from which to choose! If no one guesses the correct answer, well, I'll just have to throw everyone's name in the pot and choose a winner! Just be sure to enter before 7 a.m. EST tomorrow. Good luck!