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Linda4atc
08-28-2018, 08:27 PM
Buddy Cards - 2 player cards, 2 artists
The perfect place for artists who like to collaborate on art.

★HOW TO TRADE... Please Read★

1. Player 1 starts the trade by making 2 cards that are identical (as close as you can get them to be).
2. Player 1 posts these cards to this thread. Please include details when posting such as (not required but helpful):
■ Medium you prefer the cards to be completed in
■ Medium that you used to make your starter cards
■ Possible themes or subjects (can be "artist's choice")
■ Name of the set (just to prevent confusion)
3. Details to include on the back of both cards (by Player 1):
■ AFA (or ATCsForAll.com)
■ Buddy Cards (so that we know where they came from)
■ Medium type: MM (mixed media); HD (hand drawn); HP (hand Painted); HD/HP (both hand drawn and hand painted)
■ Your username and return address (address can be included separately but is encouraged to be included on the card)
■ For your address: if you think you are moving or for any other reasons you can choose to add an email address instead. If an email address is included you SHOULD be emailing or contacting Player 1 on here (AFA) for address information.
4. When Player 2 in the thread "declares" that they want to work on the cards it is considered a "trade." Set up this trade by exchanging addresses via PM along with other details like materials, mediums, themes, etc.
5. Please do not mail anything unless both parties have agreed to the trade. These are individual trades only - there is no commitment for future trades.
6. Player 2: is responsible for completing (finishing) both cards by following the details agreed upon by both players. This means that the medium, theme, topics, techniques, and such that were agreed upon should be reflected on the cards.
■ Please be careful about the "do nots" of the trades... if players have listed topics/themes/mediums that they do not want then please do not include those.
■ You MUST communicate with your partner in advance if you plan to use: religious, political, gore, sexual, violence, or other adult (heavily censored) topics. This is a requirement for playing in this thread!
7. Player 2 should include their important details on the back of BOTH cards. Details Required AFA Username, also good to add address/email, website/blog, location, date, signature, etc.
~ Player 2 keeps one card and sends the second one to Player 1. Please share both cards in advance with your partner then both should determine who gets which card.
~ Both players should give iTraders to each other when the trade is completed!


⌘ RULES FOR ALL CARDS ⌘

✔ ATCs need to be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (64mm x 89mm)
✔ All cards must be placed inside a clear penny sleeve
✔ Please include the thread name and set name on the cards to prevent confusion. Example: "AFA Buddy Cards - MM Sketchbook Set"
✘ No loose glitter is allowed since it can get messy for other players. You may use a glitter paint such as Stickles, which will not shed glitter or other glittery mediums (glitter pens).
✉ An excellent way to mail sets is in a single row cut from a 9 pocket page. It not only keeps all the cards neat and together, it fits perfectly and stays flat in a legal size envelope.

~ Hand Drawn / Hand Painted Group ~
■ All cards for this group should be both STARTED and FINISHED in only drawn or painted mediums. Some mediums include but are not limited to: pencils, pens, markers, inks, paints, graphites, charcoals, etc.
■ You can include "additions" to these cards but they must also be HD/HP on another piece of paper then cut and glued to the cards.
❣ ONLY hand drawn or hand painted (or a combo of both) is allowed for this group, meaning no collage or gluing of pre-printed materials... and absolutely NO STAMPING.
■ "Painted Technique Backgrounds" are not allowed in the HD/HP group. A "paint technique background" is a random background created on a larger paper and then cut into smaller pieces (cards). It does not include a painted background that represents something like a sunset, sky, land, mountains or water.

~ Mixed Media/Collage Group ~
■ When both STARTING and FINISHING a mixed media/collage buddy card set you need to do more than "slap a piece of paper on a background". Please make interesting starters as it will be easier to find a second player to complete your cards.
■ And you should make it interesting, as well, when finishing the cards (Player 2) as it will make it easier for you to be accepted as Player 2 for future trades...or even for your own starter cards to be accepted. Please do not just place a sticker on a lovely mixed media background as you probably will have trouble getting Player 1 to do future sets with you (or even others in the thread).
■ Please do your best work! Just remember: would you be proud to autograph said cards if a fan had a copy? Would you be proud to display the cards in public or even your living room?

* Questions/Concerns *
PM (direct message) me "(Linda4atc)" or my co-host CastleQueen5 (she can reach me by phone if I'm not available online) Also you can just ask in the thread and there is usually someone who can help you out!

ARCHIVE
Thread 1: ~~ Buddy Card Trading ~~ (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?30715-Buddy-Card-Trading) Thread 2: �� Buddy Card Trading �� (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34341-&%23128060;-Buddy-Card-Trading-&%23128060;)

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✪ Jams/Round Robins are not a part of this thread. Jams are when player 1 starts only one card it is passed to two or three other people to work on. Then mailed back to the first person who makes good quality copies for each person who worked on their card. Round Robins are where there are 3 cards and 3 artists.
You can find those here:
➳ Mixed Media - Continuous Round Robin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?33948-Continuous-Random-Round-Robins-8)
➳ HD/HP - Random Round Robin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34366-HD-HP-Round-Robin-Cards-3)

Linda4atc
08-28-2018, 08:29 PM
ParadoxSketchbook has not been on since early January, I have been asked to take over again.

CiCiCreates
08-28-2018, 08:53 PM
Thanks for doing this, Linda. CastleQueen will be happy. I am still interested in these trades (HD/HP), but just very committed right now. Someday I will do some starters, honest!

CastleQueen5
08-28-2018, 09:30 PM
I am so thrilled to see a new thread. Thank you Linda, and yes, I will help.

nanvan
08-28-2018, 10:51 PM
signing on to the new thread

Linda4atc
08-29-2018, 02:04 PM
Thank you all. I know I'm in art slump right now. I'm planning another trip south on the 4th. I go through this every now and then, but I try not to disappear completely. I've been a member since 2006, and have never gone more than a few weeks without logging on.

Linda4atc
08-29-2018, 02:06 PM
CastleQueen5 I added you as my co-host in the first thread, thank you.:)

CastleQueen5
08-29-2018, 04:02 PM
Thank you Linda.

Haagmm
08-31-2018, 09:14 AM
I’m interested in mixed media but don’t have any backgrounds to post right now. But I do want to be subscribed to this thread. I’m working on finishing my t2t this weekend so maybe I’ll get some backgrounds prepared to post.
Thanks!

IamWhatonearth
09-01-2018, 08:39 PM
I'm glad a new host is taking over! I might play in here sometime again. :)

Linda4atc
09-05-2018, 12:49 PM
I am away from home visiting, but I do need to do more art. I will try.:)

Bunnymther
09-10-2018, 01:59 PM
Here’s a set of buddy cards that I finished that were started by CastleQueen5. Let me know which one you prefer. These just said “vintage” to me.

Bunnymther
09-10-2018, 02:03 PM
These backgrounds were started by Haagmm & I like with how they turned out-hope she does too! Let me know if you have a preference Haagmm—they are quite similar.

Haagmm
09-10-2018, 03:33 PM
These backgrounds were started by Haagmm & I like with how they turned out-hope she does too! Let me know if you have a preference Haagmm—they are quite similar.

Those are fantastic! Either one will be fine.

CastleQueen5
09-11-2018, 10:23 PM
Here’s a set of buddy cards that I finished that were started by CastleQueen5. Let me know which one you prefer. These just said “vintage” to me.

I like them both you pick the one you want, and send me the other.

Bunnymther
09-12-2018, 05:18 PM
Great! Will do

Marie
09-12-2018, 11:22 PM
woah... I just found this thread... apparently I've missed a lot

Linda4atc
09-15-2018, 01:32 PM
Lovely Vintage Lady and Panda Sets. I have a couple commitments to work on, maybe I will do some buddy starers while I'm at it.

nanvan
09-16-2018, 04:41 AM
These John Cusack (The Jack Bull) Buddy Cards were started by CastleQueen5 - Hope you like them, Heather. Let me know which one you prefer and I'll pop it in the mail!

CastleQueen5
09-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Oh I love the one with the HORSE, cause I dont know if you know it but the movie involved horses and a fight about horses.

It was also set in Wyoming.

CastleQueen5
09-18-2018, 12:57 AM
I got this one from Bunnymther today, and I am very impressed. I never thought it would come out so nice. Here is how they started.

Marie
09-18-2018, 05:30 PM
Wow! Great job bunnymther!!

nanvan
09-19-2018, 05:04 AM
Buddy cards started by CastleQueen5 - CQ let me know which one you prefer!

CastleQueen5
09-19-2018, 11:31 AM
I like the one with the robot because it is fun.

I like the one with the zebra because it is wish.

Tough decision. You pick. and surprise me.

Linda4atc
09-19-2018, 01:20 PM
Love the Toy Shelf great job ladies.

CastleQueen5
09-28-2018, 11:44 PM
I got my buddy cards back from NANVAN< you DO ROCK!!

CastleQueen5
09-29-2018, 08:01 PM
I got the cupcake card back from Kiracat.

Linda4atc
11-22-2018, 11:50 PM
Purple acrylic Boddy starter
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Purple_acrylic_Boddy_starter.jpeg
acrylic background, stenciled leaves on torn paper, added ribbon and a Stickles edge

CastleQueen5
11-24-2018, 08:42 PM
I would like those cards Linda.

Linda4atc
11-24-2018, 11:33 PM
They are yours and yes you can send me the set you have waiting.

CastleQueen5
01-18-2019, 04:09 PM
Show and tell, which one do you want Linda?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/large/1_Buddy_card_joy_child_.JPG

Linda4atc
01-18-2019, 04:26 PM
They are sweet. either one is fine if you have a favorite. :)

CastleQueen5
01-18-2019, 04:47 PM
Ok I will surprise you. Mailing today.

Linda4atc
01-25-2019, 03:08 AM
Let me know which ones you want:)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/2_20190124_CQ5_is_my_Buddy_on_these.jpg CastleQueen5 is my Buddy on these
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_20190124_223935_Bunnymthr_is_my_Buddy_on_these.j pg Bunnymthr is my Buddy on these

Bunnymther
01-25-2019, 02:19 PM
Either one is fine. Love the globes-what a good idea with the airplane stamp! Thank you!

Linda4atc
01-25-2019, 05:58 PM
I was going to add a postcard or something but didn't like it, it was to big and distracting. The lettering on one is stamped straight, and unfortunately upside down. I think the angled lettering is better, I'll send it.

CastleQueen5
01-26-2019, 12:22 AM
I love my cards Linda, Either of them is fine with me. Thanks.

Linda4atc
01-26-2019, 01:48 AM
Mailing tomorrow.:)

Bunnymther
02-10-2019, 02:28 PM
Here are two backgrounds I’m offering up as Buddy cards. Mixed media/collage/Artist choice.

Yellow set is Gel prints with some pen work and washi tape.
The evergreen tree is paper napkin over a page from an old algebra textbook .

Anyone want to be my buddy:unsure:?

CastleQueen5
02-10-2019, 07:20 PM
Here are two backgrounds I’m offering up as Buddy cards. Mixed media/collage/Artist choice.

Yellow set is Gel prints with some pen work and washi tape.
The evergreen tree is paper napkin over a page from an old algebra textbook .

Anyone want to be my buddy:unsure:?


I would love to be a buddy, bunny! I have some too, I should send to folks.

I would work on either set or both. I would not do Christmas but woodsy stuff on the Pine tree. Birds maybe on the other, since it has feathers.

Linda4atc
02-11-2019, 12:08 AM
If Heather doesnt take both, or if you want to do another set, I would be happy to play with a Bird Yellow set.

Bunnymther
02-11-2019, 10:08 AM
Oh wow, thanks to both of you for claiming my starter sets. I'll send both sets to CQ5 and make Linda4atc another set of Yellow starters. I love how that yellow gel print turned out & I have some left to make more backgrounds. Thanks again!

CastleQueen5
02-20-2019, 10:03 PM
Bunnymther, I got the buddy cards, I am excited to get started on them soon.

Haagmm
02-25-2019, 04:08 PM
I have two sets of buddy card backgrounds available.
The first one is a collage of jewel tone prints on an off-white background.
The second is a collage of scraps on a blue and green acrylic background.

Is anybody interested?

Marie
02-25-2019, 08:52 PM
I’d like the blue and green :)

Haagmm
02-26-2019, 12:28 PM
I’d like the blue and green :)

Marie- I dropped off the blue and green set at the post office this morning. I tossed in some paper scraps just for fun - don't feel like you need to use any of them on this set. Can't wait to see them!

CastleQueen5
02-26-2019, 10:46 PM
Haagmm, I will try the other set.

Haagmm
02-27-2019, 01:18 PM
Haagmm, I will try the other set.

CQ5- Fantastic! I'll get them in the mail in the next day or two. Thanks!

Linda4atc
03-04-2019, 02:10 PM
Started by Bunnymther, which would you like? I made a starter to send with your homer, if you want it.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_bird_buddy_4_bunnymther_3-2019.jpg

Bunnymther
03-05-2019, 05:54 PM
I love what you did. They look great-either one is fine with me-thank you!

Yes, I’ll take your blue starter cards.

Linda4atc
03-05-2019, 07:01 PM
Okay I will get them out to you. It's funny when I asked for them I thought it would be a cinch. I was thinking of the Tim Holtz stamped birds, but I played with them and just wasn't inspired. Then I found her in my Dover images, but wasn't sure what to add, it took some playing, but I too am happy now.

cinlan
03-09-2019, 03:21 PM
Signing into new thread

Marie
03-13-2019, 11:56 PM
I have two new buddy sets available if anyone’s interested?

204542 set 1

204543 set 2

vick302000
03-14-2019, 11:35 PM
Marie I will take the girl.

CiCiCreates
03-14-2019, 11:40 PM
.......And I will take the boy please.

Marie
03-15-2019, 12:43 AM
You’ve got them, and thank you both! CiCi, I already have your address. Vick302000, can you PM me yours please?

Marie
03-15-2019, 03:19 PM
CiCi, your set went out in the mail this morning. :)

CiCiCreates
03-15-2019, 03:45 PM
Great, could these cards have flat(ish) embellishments, or would you rather not?

Linda4atc
03-15-2019, 05:37 PM
That is totally up to you and your buddy who have to pay postage. For me as long as it fits in a penny sleeve I'm good with it.

Marie
03-16-2019, 12:16 AM
CiCi I’m fine with flattish embellishments! Let your creativity run free. :)

Bunnymther
03-19-2019, 05:39 PM
These are starters by Linda4atc. Let me know which card you prefer. I had no idea what I was going to do with them when they arrived and even thought it would take me awhile to hit on an idea. But I got these stamps on some mail yesterday and thought the colors were perfect with your backgrounds and I remembered that you like an Asian theme.

Linda4atc
03-20-2019, 03:34 PM
They are Beautiful!!! I would be thrilled with either, and if you are not in a hurry I will take a new starter.

Bunnymther
03-20-2019, 04:47 PM
Wonderful, so glad you liked them. Yes, I’m never in a hurry! I will drop them in the mail tomorrow. Thank you!

Marie
03-20-2019, 06:21 PM
Those are really wonderful bunnymther! You and Linda make a good team!

Marie
03-23-2019, 02:43 PM
Started by Haagmm

204939

Was thinking of adding “under this sun I dance”
But I kind of like it where it is. What do you think Melissa?

Linda4atc
03-24-2019, 12:35 AM
Moondancer:)

Marie
03-24-2019, 03:48 AM
Oh Linda, could be! :) ‘within this light I dance!’

Haagmm
03-24-2019, 12:03 PM
Started by Haagmm

204939

Was thinking of adding “under this sun I dance”
But I kind of like it where it is. What do you think Melissa?

Those are fantastic!! I also like them the way they are. But it’s up to you. I do put random phrases on cards pretty often. Those are absolutely amazing just as they are though!!

Marie
03-24-2019, 02:53 PM
Glad you like them! I have another buddy set ready, so I'll post it before I mail in case you want it. Also set 1 from post #53 (that was claimed last week) needs to be re-posted because I never was able to get an address to send it to. Back soon! (I have to go dye my gray hairs... the grandchildren are literally getting worried!) :biglaugh:

Marie
03-24-2019, 08:10 PM
Here is a new buddy set:

204989

And this one is being reoffered because I can’t get an addy to send it to.

204990

CiCiCreates
03-24-2019, 09:50 PM
Marie, I don’t think I ever acknowledged receipt of the little Leprechauns. They arrived safely and I will be starting on them soon. (Thanks for the extend -the -scene stamps too - that should be fun!)

Marie
03-24-2019, 11:11 PM
Thanks CiCi! I figured you had them by now :) Looking forward to your input!

Haagmm
03-25-2019, 12:02 AM
Here is a new buddy set:

204989

And this one is being reoffered because I can’t get an addy to send it to.

204990

Marie- Sure, I'll take the blue and orange set.

Marie
03-25-2019, 09:01 AM
Great Melissa, I’ll get them in the mail to you today. :)

CiCiCreates
03-29-2019, 11:49 PM
Marie, here is your Leprechaun. A pot of gold - how imaginative of me!! I did add the shamrock in his hatband though. Do you have a preference?

Marie
03-30-2019, 01:38 AM
They’re darling CiCi! That gold is so sparkling and dimensional! I think I like the one on the left a wee bit more. The shamrock is a great touch. Thank you!! :-)

CiCiCreates
03-30-2019, 01:40 AM
Great, I will get it right out to you!

CastleQueen5
04-06-2019, 01:50 AM
Two sets looking for someone or two to finish them

Marie
04-06-2019, 08:23 AM
CiCi , my darling leprechaun with his pot of gold is here and it’s perfect! Thank you!! :-)

Linda4atc
04-07-2019, 03:27 AM
Castlequeen, you already have several elements on those, I am not sure what I could add to the set on the right. And all I can think of for the other is a bee and maybe the the words "Bee Happy". It's not much but if you like that I can take that set.

Bunnymther's starters205441

CiCiCreates
04-07-2019, 12:46 PM
Love that card, Linda! That was a great collaboration.

CastleQueen5
04-07-2019, 12:54 PM
Castlequeen, you already have several elements on those, I am not sure what I could add to the set on the right. And all I can think of for the other is a bee and maybe the the words "Bee Happy". It's not much but if you like that I can take that set.

Bunnymther's starters205441

Trim, ribbon something on top of the doily, gems, but the bee and the words, sounds great. I will send them to you.


I still have the woman and the key, available if anyone wants to try that one.

CiCiCreates
04-07-2019, 01:24 PM
I will take it, CQ. I think it is very intriguing.

CastleQueen5
04-07-2019, 01:48 PM
Oh thank you cicicreates.

Mailing both soon.

Linda4atc
04-07-2019, 01:58 PM
CQ I don't know bees, but Queen Bee sent me several in a trade. The one I would like to use may be a yellowjacket or something, is that okay with you?

LOL I love the yellow and black of bees, and bees in art. But in real life my mother and brother both had very serious bee sting allergies. When my brother stepped on a bee he started to swell up so bad that by the time he got to the doctor his eyes were swollen shut and he had huge lumps under his arms. his allergy was so bad the doctor said if he had been any longer getting there he would have been hospitalized and a few minutes later may have been fatal. Our whole family stays as far away from bees as possible.

CastleQueen5
04-07-2019, 04:29 PM
CQ I don't know bees, but Queen Bee sent me several in a trade. The one I would like to use may be a yellowjacket or something, is that okay with you?

LOL I love the yellow and black of bees, and bees in art. But in real life my mother and brother both had very serious bee sting allergies. When my brother stepped on a bee he started to swell up so bad that by the time he got to the doctor his eyes were swollen shut and he had huge lumps under his arms. his allergy was so bad the doctor said if he had been any longer getting there he would have been hospitalized and a few minutes later may have been fatal. Our whole family stays as far away from bees as possible.

Once it leaves my hands and gets into your creative hands, I am letting you steer the boat. or buddy cards. It is totally up to you.


My husband had a serious bee sting as a child. He hasn't been stung since. PS, I wasnt there, obviously, only heard stories.

Bunnymther
04-07-2019, 06:32 PM
Linda4atc, our buddy cards look great. Either one is fine-they are so similar. Thank you -I love how they turned out!

Linda4atc
04-09-2019, 12:08 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_20190409_084751_Lady_in_Black_buddy.jpg Lady in Black to CiCi
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_20190409_081111_BINGO_buddy.jpg BINGO buddy to CQ5
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_20190409_080906_Dalek_buddy.jpg Dalek
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_20190409_080758_Elvis_buddy.jpg Elvis to Bunnymther
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_20190409_080649_Angela_buddy.jpg Angela/Jessica

CiCiCreates
04-09-2019, 01:08 PM
Could I take Lady in Black?

Linda4atc
04-09-2019, 01:22 PM
Sure, I'll get it out to you Carol. Bunnymther, could you pick one too to go into your Homer.

CastleQueen5
04-09-2019, 08:15 PM
I could do BINGO if it doesn't get taken.

Bunnymther
04-10-2019, 07:50 AM
Hmmm...I think i’ll take a crack at Elvis

Linda4atc
04-10-2019, 06:53 PM
Okay, I will get these all out on my next town run.

Linda4atc
04-12-2019, 12:07 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_20190411_205041_buddy_card_backgrounds.jpg I can leave as is or I can add a die cut or Washi to these backgrounds. Figured I would let my buddy(buddies) decide.

AnitaMac
04-12-2019, 06:23 PM
Hi Linda,
I'd like to take a set as they are, if you'd like.


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_20190411_205041_buddy_card_backgrounds.jpg I can leave as is or I can add a die cut or Washi to these backgrounds. Figured I would let my buddy(buddies) decide.

Linda4atc
04-12-2019, 06:38 PM
Awesome! thank you.

Haagmm
04-13-2019, 09:02 PM
CQ5- I got the green cupcake starter cards! I'm excited to work on them.

Marie
04-15-2019, 06:46 PM
I have a new set available. Any one interested?

205750

CiCiCreates
04-15-2019, 06:54 PM
I have an idea for them, Marie.....

CiCiCreates
04-15-2019, 10:37 PM
Linda, the Ladies in Black have arrived....getting ideas.....

ksj1717
04-15-2019, 11:10 PM
So many groups doing so many things! I’m just going to peek if it’s okay. You guys are so amazing!

Marie
04-15-2019, 11:13 PM
Yay! I’ll get them out to you CiCi. :)

Marie
04-15-2019, 11:14 PM
Peek away ksj1717. One of the fun things about this site is all the glorious art! I peek everywhere!

CiCiCreates
04-15-2019, 11:29 PM
It’s always fun! I’ve been accepting starters, I should probably make some starters myself soon.