I can finally reveal the Artist Trading card I designed for the UK Handmade ATC March Swap, the theme was Trees and Plants.
I had looked at lots of ATCs previously and had decided that although many of them layer up different materials I would stick to my illustration style, and explore it using different techniques. I used felt as a base, adding an illustration, simple embroidery and beads. I then added a back to the 'card' using the sewing machine, which listed the theme of the swap and the date.
The illustration took a long time to create, but I do like doing them, and because it was time-consuming I decided to add a little gift for the recipient of my ATC in the form of some laser-cut wooden earrings.
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