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Beginner Friendly ATC - Boastful Valentine

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Beginner Friendly ATC - Boastful Valentine
Swap Coordinator:Cristin91 (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Artist Trading Card (ATC)  Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:3
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 29, 2013
Date items must be sent by:February 13, 2013
Number of swap partners:1


  • Anyone in the Newbie Helpers group who would like to try their hand at an ATC

  • Anyone in the Newbie Helpers group who would not mind potentially receiving an ATC from an absolute beginner

  • This swap is open to everyone in the group, but flakers will be banned


  • We will be swapping 1 ATC with 1 partner.

  • The theme is “Boastful Valentine.” It’s not so much a traditional Valentine’s theme as it is a chance to create a fabulous, self-centered (or self-affirming), boastful, etc. character and design the sort of Valentine’s message they would send.

  • This character definitely doesn’t send “Be My Valentine” messages, because he/she knows that they’re so wonderful, they can have whoever they want. However, they’re also so fabulous, they don’t need to insult others. Please have fun, but keep to amusing, witty, or ridiculous boasting instead of anything that belittles your recipient. (‘cause that’s just not cool, not even in jest.)

  • Don’t forget to include this swap’s name and your Swap-Bot name on the back of the ATC.

  • Beginners, for help with ATC basics, please refer to our Newbie Helpers thread on ATCs or to this ATC Advice thread in the public forums.

  • Please no "sticker slapping." This means that you may use stickers, but they cannot be the primary/only artistic element on your ATC.

  • Note: The image for this swap is from one of my altered rolos. It fits the spirit of this swap’s theme, but it’s the wrong dimensions for an ATC. Your ATC must be 3.5 x 2.5 inches (or the metric equivalent.)


  • This swap is international.


  • The deadline for sending your ATC is February 13. This means that you may be receiving an ATC well after Valentine’s Day.


  • Please feel free to PM me with questions. :)


Cristin91 01/ 7/2013 #

Want more inspiration?

I skimmed through some ATCs on Flickr. None of these fit the theme exactly, but I could imagine them all fitting the theme with just one twist. (I'm sure there are many other ways to work with the theme. These are just to help get your creativity flowing.)

'Keep Me Happy, Buy Me Diamonds' by Candyn29**

Vintage Pin-up Girls ATCs by Candyn29**

Team Jacob ATC by Sabrina Dee Berry

Snarky Sayings ATCs by hahawtf

'My thoughts' ATC by Pikica2010

'My Mommy thinks I'm pretty' by Norma Frances

'I'm the top dog here!' by Candyn29**

Britney Spears ATCs by Roaring Graycloud

VivaLaDiane 01/16/2013 #

Excellent swap!! Great job hosting.

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