Jun 11, 2011

Origami Artist Trading Cards

Artist Trading Cards (ATC's) are miniature works of art created on  2 ½ x 3 ½ inch (64mm x 89 mm) pieces of card stock (same size as baseball cards). They are made with the intent of trading them with other people; they are not meant to be sold.
Origami ATC's, in particular, have an origami model glued to them, or they are letter folds whose final size is 2 ½ x 3 ½ inch (64mm x 89 mm).
Every year, as part of the activities for their annual convention that takes place at the end of June, OrigamiUSA organizes an Origami ATC swap. I've been participating in the ATC swaps for three years now, and I really enjoy it.  Here is a pick of the cards that I'll be trading this year:

Origami Artist Trading Cards

The hearts on the cards are my design, and were folded with 3" (75 mm) squares of patterned kami paper.
You can find instructions to fold the hearts in here. There is also a video available in the Videos page.

2 comments:

Ultimate Origami said...

Very cool idea!

For a second there when I read the title I imagined cards for artists with stats or something.

Like a card for say Robert Lang with various origami stats or something.

Those would be pretty hilarious.

Marcela Brina said...

Thanks. ATC's swaps have been around for a while. The cards are very fun to make.
Regarding the origami artists cards, I don't know if they have stats, but Origami-shop (the link to the shop is on the right side of the blog) have some cards with origami artists caricatures. And yes, they are hilarious!
Look for "Other items - Origami Games" in their Catalog.

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