View Full Version : Take-It-Off! A Moving Card Swap~Due October 11

07-27-2020, 06:47 PM
Swap Due Date: October 11
Withdraw Date: October 5
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: All are welcome
Media: HD/HP, collage, stamps, fabrics, etc… whatever works for you

Take-It-Off! A Moving Card Swap

For this swap we will be making ATC’s that depict ‘taking-it-off’.

I’m not talking about a KonMari take-it-off; sparking joy by taking clutter off your desk or nightstand, or trees losing their leaves.. though those might be a great ideas for swaps.

I’m talking about living things… adults and children can take of their clothes (*no nudity though… have something underneath), tip their hats, cut their hair, might look dramatically different without their make up... or dentures... etc. Any Clark Kent superheroes out there?

Revealing a tattoo? Removing one? It’s all good.

Animals can take it off too…ish… if you can find a removable part. Turtles come to mind here, and snails, armadillos, oysters? Could a Zebra stack its stripes on the fencepost overnight?

I want to see the before AND after. So we’ll be making cards with moving parts that reveal the change.

Each card will be going to a different player so they can be all different or all alike… your choice.

Here is an example I made for a previous swap:
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Toupee of the Morning: A gentleman tips his hat, revealing a bald head and a toupee.

I'll make more examples soon as my plays in the swap.

All the usual rules apply:
1. No chunky or flimsy cards,
2. No shaped-base cards (though you’ll probably need a shaped layer)
3. Please send your best work. Please enclose each card in a protective sleeve. I’d hate to see your hard work get destroyed in the mail.
4. If you use brads please use the smallest you can to keep those postal machines happy.
5. Hostess cards, should you wish to send one, will be treasured, but are in no way required.
6. As for postage one forever stamp and one extra ounce for 3 cards, two forever stamps for 6. One US dollar well concealed for 3/ two dollars for six cards should be plenty for overseas swappers. If it isn’t I’ll cover the difference.
7. SASE’s are nice, but might make postage harder this time, so a STICKY label is fine too, especially if you don’t want to calculate the cost of mailing an extra envelope. I’m happy to provide them.
8. As always, please let us know when you send your cards and when you receive your returns, and leave rep for your fellow artists.

Who wants to Take It Off?

0. Marie
1. LuAnnP - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37429-Take-It-Off!-A-Moving-Card-Swap-Due-October-11&p=2084656#post2084656) @)-‘— Arrived
2. Elliejaybird- link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37429-Take-It-Off!-A-Moving-Card-Swap-Due-October-11&p=2084716#post2084716) @)-‘— Arrived
3. artbyme - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37429-Take-It-Off!-A-Moving-Card-Swap-Due-October-11&p=2084826#post2084826) @)-‘— Arrived
4. TrinaLD- link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37429-Take-It-Off!-A-Moving-Card-Swap-Due-October-11&p=2085186#post2085186) withdrawn
5. An.M. Sudyka- link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37429-Take-It-Off!-A-Moving-Card-Swap-Due-October-11&p=2086715#post2086715) @)-‘— Arrived
6. MissRich - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37429-Take-It-Off!-A-Moving-Card-Swap-Due-October-11&p=2087761#post2087761) withdrawn

07-28-2020, 11:39 AM
Not sure why they’re shown sideways, but here’s my first card:

I Should Have Worn Sunscreen

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07-28-2020, 12:05 PM
I LOVE "interactive cards." Please sign me up!

07-28-2020, 01:54 PM
Sure thing LuAnnP, welcome to the swap. :)

07-28-2020, 03:11 PM
“I should have worn sunscreen” is brilliant! I saw it in the gallery. Here is another of your very creative and imaginative swap ideas! I am lurking for the moment and trying to come up with some ideas.

07-28-2020, 06:33 PM
I'd like to try. I just finished the interactive card swap and it was creatively challenging!

07-28-2020, 11:44 PM
You’re welcome to ponder CiCiCreates! I’m pondering myself right now. I really wanted to do a clown car. You know where the car frame swivels Up revealing all the clowns squeezing in. But my own requirement was ‘living things’ ... so there goes the clown car idea...

I’m percolating on another idea now.

07-28-2020, 11:46 PM
Welcome Elliejaybird! I’ll add you to the list. That swap looked super fun. :)

07-29-2020, 01:41 AM
Lurking for a new trade.

07-29-2020, 04:19 AM

07-29-2020, 08:27 AM
Hello and welcome lurkers Monroy28 and catladybj! Feel free to join in the conversation while you look about. :-) I love good conversation.

07-29-2020, 11:40 AM
aHA! I have my next idea! Hope to work on it this week. :)

07-29-2020, 11:58 AM
What a great idea. Sign me up please.

07-29-2020, 05:31 PM
Lurking! At the very least, I need to see what everyone comes up with for this.

07-29-2020, 11:25 PM
Welcome artbyme, so glad you’re joining in. :)

Enjoy your stay majamga, feel free to share your thoughts! I hope you decide to join in later. :-)

07-31-2020, 08:50 PM
Cool! lurking...

08-01-2020, 12:58 AM
Thanks Rosa! It’s nice to have you lurking. I’ve just been working on my next card, not done yet though. I’m so full of ideas! I hope you decide to play. :)

08-01-2020, 11:45 AM
I'm crazy about movable cards. I'll definitely sign up for this swap!

08-01-2020, 11:47 AM
Awesome TrinaLD, I’ll add you to the list. Welcome!

08-01-2020, 11:51 AM
My second card, Mother Ginger and the Bon-Bons:
Nutcracker Suite
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08-04-2020, 02:00 PM
I've got a couple more ideas brewing for this swap. Hoping I get some time to work one up later today. I'm working on a huge sewing project for my daughters birthday... which is RAPIDLY approaching!

08-04-2020, 05:11 PM
Lurking in hopes that my inspiration will reveal itself.

08-04-2020, 07:07 PM
Welcome to lurkers corner oneeyedwonder, inspiration lurks in many places... hope you find it here. :-)

08-06-2020, 09:14 AM
Here are my cards 217279

08-06-2020, 12:12 PM
Cute cards artbyme! I’m looking forward to seeing them opened!

Here’s my next card for the swap. Now We Know:

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08-06-2020, 01:16 PM
That card is wonderful and hilarious! I do envy your creative imagination with these ideas. And are those little pieces of Velcro? I don’t have any of those little brads and have been trying to think of other things I could use.

08-06-2020, 03:07 PM
Thank you CiCi... they’re not anything extra. I punched two slots in the paper doll, then cut the kilt with tabs. It just slides in and out, no other connection needed.

08-08-2020, 11:01 PM
Apparently I’m feeling like exploring cultures! Snap from Scottish to Irish!

A Wee Bit Irish:

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08-11-2020, 03:06 PM
hmmm.... I think I have another idea..... will check back later. How are the rest of you doing?

08-11-2020, 09:58 PM
hmmm.... I think I have another idea..... will check back later. How are the rest of you doing?

I finally have four ideas sketched out and am excited to get started... but need to wait until some shoulder pain heals. Getting old is exasperating.:realmad:

08-12-2020, 03:55 PM
LuAnn, I hear that! With me itís the knees so far. We wonít let pain keep us from the things we enjoy! ART SISTERHOOD!
I hope you feel better soon... ((hugs))

I just did another one last night, and so far I think itís my favorite.

ďMummy I Did It Myself!Ē

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08-12-2020, 04:54 PM
That is adorable and funny, and what a cute little face! I don’t know how you come up with these!

08-12-2020, 05:39 PM
Thank you Carol! I like this one too. :-)

08-12-2020, 07:26 PM
Here are my cards 217279

Artbyme, your cards arrived today, safe and sound. I’m still admiring (okay.. playing with) them. Thanks for the extra! They’re wonderful!

08-14-2020, 10:53 AM
LuAnn, I hear that! With me it’s the knees so far. We won’t let pain keep us from the things we enjoy! ART SISTERHOOD!
I hope you feel better soon... ((hugs))

I just did another one last night, and so far I think it’s my favorite.

“Mummy I Did It Myself!”

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The Mummy card is SO very clever and original and fun! This is the kind of swap that amazes me. So many clever ideas. I love to see great artwork, but original ideas are even more appealing me.

An. M. Sudyka
08-14-2020, 03:23 PM
Sounds like an interesting swap Sign me up, please.

08-14-2020, 03:54 PM
Thank you LuAnn! With 4 kids and 7 grands I've discovered a mummy or two in my day! The idea came straight from the photo album!

Welcome An.M. Sudyka! Glad to be swapping with you again. I’ll add you to the list right away. :)

08-17-2020, 03:20 PM
I just came up with another idea.... but I've already made more cards than I need! What to do?

08-18-2020, 11:44 AM
I just came up with another idea.... but I've already made more cards than I need! What to do?
Make it and show it here and put it up for trade!!!!
This is SUCH a fun concept. I love cards that do more than just sit there!:rolleyes:

08-18-2020, 01:53 PM
That’s a great idea! Thanks LuAnnP!

08-21-2020, 04:50 PM
Marie, what a great card! I love how the skirt opens.

08-21-2020, 06:55 PM
Thanks Trina! I’m working on another under-the-skirt idea now. :)

08-24-2020, 03:10 PM
Sign me up please :)

08-24-2020, 04:46 PM
Hi MissRich, and welcome. I’ll sign you up right away. :)

08-24-2020, 10:44 PM
I’m needing help coming up with a caption for this one. I was going to have the lady on the left say “I don’t know how you do it”.... then we see her friends secret unicycle... but now that I have the card complete, that line doesn’t seem to fit. Ideas anyone?

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08-25-2020, 11:04 AM
What a creative idea! Lurking
Be encouraged,

08-25-2020, 11:18 AM
Hi loladog! Welcome to the lurkers couch! Any caption ideas?

08-25-2020, 11:25 AM
Sounds like an interesting swap Sign me up, please.

Wow Ann! Your cards arrived yesterday. What fun ideas. I love them! Thank you for the hostie!

IstinKray IlverSay
08-25-2020, 11:48 AM
This is hilariously awesome! I can't commit yet, but I have so many ideas!

08-25-2020, 01:18 PM
Join the lurkers couch IstanKray IlverSay! It’s been very fun. Feel free to join in!

09-02-2020, 11:45 PM
Its been quite quiet in here lately...... I'm thinking of doing a paper doll next..... Whats everyone else thinking of?:idea:

09-08-2020, 04:28 PM
Well... I finally got the first card made. NOW I'm excited to do the others.

"Great Horned Owl"


(NOTE: I DID put a little more detail on his helmet, but I was so excited about the card that I took a photo early and now the light is not right....)

09-08-2020, 05:21 PM
LuAnn that (Viking) Owl is awesome!!! Great Idea! I love it!

09-10-2020, 08:13 AM
Elliejaybird your cards are here!!! Wow these are fun and sooo detailed! You had some great ideas. Thank you So much for the hostie!

09-10-2020, 12:25 PM

These are SO much fun to make!

09-10-2020, 12:35 PM
Oh wow!!! Three! Brilliant! Love!

09-17-2020, 06:00 PM
LuAnnP, your cards have arrived!! I love them, especially ‘yellow jacket’. What a great idea! Thank you so much for the hostie! So sweet of you! <3

09-17-2020, 10:43 PM
I just can’t stop making cards for this swap!

Susie and Ann

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Gently pull child’s arm down to reveal dolls everyday dress, release and watch it slowly rise on its own to change doll into party frock. This card was really fun to make. :)

09-17-2020, 11:02 PM
Finally chose a caption for the ladies:


10-03-2020, 09:13 AM
Swap is due in 8 days. There are only a couple sets out so we’re moving right along! Yay!

10-05-2020, 06:41 PM
Marie, I need to withdraw. I haven't finished my cards and even if I finish tonight and mail tomorrow, I don't think they'll arrive in time. I'm really sorry. We had some health things over here with my husband that derailed some of my art plans.

10-05-2020, 11:34 PM
Oh goodness Trina, I hope things improve rapidly for you. I’ll withdraw you right away. (Hugs)

10-06-2020, 02:57 PM
Thank you, Marie, and my apologies.

10-06-2020, 04:00 PM
No worries!

10-06-2020, 04:40 PM
Unfortunately, I need to withdraw :( I am still traveling (for work) and will not make it back in time to complete- I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused- I wasn't expecting to be gone this long.

10-06-2020, 04:54 PM
No worries MissRich. I’ll withdraw you right away. Hope you get to head homeward soon!

10-08-2020, 01:28 AM
Now that there are no sets out and it’s too late for joining in,I think we’ll be able to swap out early!

10-08-2020, 02:59 PM
All right everyone, I played race the mailman today and lost. Oh!

Your cards have been swapped and prepared for mailing. Feedback for each of you has been given. Your returns will go out in tomorrow’s mail. :-) Thank you to everyone who played in this swap and I hope you all love your returns!

10-11-2020, 10:14 AM
Returns have been mailed. :)

An. M. Sudyka
10-14-2020, 03:02 PM
Received my cards. They are very good and interesting. Thanks for hosting. Looking forward to another one of your swaps.

10-14-2020, 03:57 PM
Thanks Ann! I’m happy that you’re pleased. :) Glad to hear they’re making their way home!