I adore doing Artist Trading Cards, they are great for a little spurt of creativity and to use up those scraps laying around.
A little history on ATCS:
Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) is a conceptual art project initiated by the Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann in 1997. He called it a Collaborative Cultural Performance. Artist Trading Cards are 2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches (64 mm × 89 mm) in size, the same format as modern trading cards (hockey cards or baseball cards). They are self-made unique works or small series, signed and dated on the reverse by the artist/producer, exchanged and collected by the people who participate in the collaborative performance.
I made a set of three vintage inspired cards using Canvas Corp burlap and papers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard sprays, 7Gypsies ephemera and bits of May Arts Ribbon and Prima flowers all held together with the amazing Beacon Adhesives Fabri Tac.