Making ATCs is such a foreign form of art for me and I continue to push myself to just do it, just make something and not feel like I have to create a masterpiece. I must pat myself on the back for a job super well done. There are no masterpieces in the lot :-) Some of them came out pretty darned OK, at least for a token give-away for a young child. I figure the bigger the "miss," the younger the child that should get it. Bahaha.
I have a small stash of different kinds of blank ATCs - both black and white heavy card stock, white lighter card stock, and linen finish canvas that the package says is for acrylic paint (Fibbers! It curls like mad the moment it's damp.). I bought them to use for experimenting since I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing. Now let me remind everyone, I have confessed right up front that I'm a big cheater and, worried about lacking the skills to produce work that wouldn't cause me to die of shame, I purchased stickers. These all have stickers. I painted the background and added a few other touches, but the fish in this batch are all purchased.
In any case, it's just been fun to experiment. I've learned to pay attention to the cardboard that I cut to attach these to for extra support (the curly cards do not yet have card stock added for extra support). One must pay attention to whether one is gluing the ATC to the side of the cardboard advertising the once-contained vegetarian sausage patties, or to the blank side so that the person flipping over the card can read all about vegetarian sausage patties. Lesson learned and cardboard now discarded. Time for a do-over on those two. Note to self: glue ATC to the side with the photo of the sausages.