Etsy Ireland Artist Trading Card Swap

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are small works of art (64mm x 89mm) that are traded between artists to share and promote their work.

I decided to get involved in the Etsy Ireland ATC swap which is being hosted by

Virginie from ViviBijoux.

All the cards will be revealed on September 4th on the Etsy Ireland Blog *excited squeel*. I will be exchanging ATCs with Carrie from Cherry Blossom Tattoo who creates beautiful photography that can be found in her Etsy shop.

At the moment my work is focussed on creating personalised paper sculptures, and I particularly enjoy working with maps.

I love watching people examine my sculptures and find places they’re familiar with.

A little bit of detective work in Carrie’s shop told me that she is from the coastal town of Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, so my ATC is a teeny tiny paper sailboat made out of two contrasting maps of Northern Ireland.

I added a little pocket on the back so that I could insert the instructions for making the sailboat.

Carrie, if you’re reading this, you might need a magnifying glass and a bucketload of patience but I hope you’ll like your 3D ATC!