Monday, November 28, 2016

Matryoshka Artist Trading Cards

Hello! I'm very excited to show you my new Matryoshka Artist Trading Cards! ATCs are fun to collect and trade with friends or just display. 
If you're not familiar with my work, I've drawn around 100 of the beautiful and fascinating cultures from around the world in matryoshka shape. With so many to choose from, you might be wondering how I chose just three in this new format. Well, it was easy! These are the first three that I originally created so they hold a special place in my heart. My intention is for these to be a fun and educational way to learn about and celebrate the many diverse cultures of our world. If there is enough interest in them I will continue to add new ATC's in the future. I'm looking forward to getting some plastic trading card pocket sheets and starting a collection for my own daughter in a 3-ring binder. 
Every Artist Trading Card is handmade in my studio by me. I use an inkjet printer for artwork that produces pieces intended to last for generations. They are printed on one side of high-quality, heavyweight matte photo paper. The card then folded in half to make it the size of a trading card (2.5"x3.5"). As with all of the items from my Etsy shop, ATCs are produced with care and closely examined to ensure that each is a perfect composition. 
Each full-color card has matryoshka artwork on both sides. One side shows the full Matryoshka drawing. The reverse features a close-up of the face and indentifies culture, country and continent the Matryoshka represents. To ensure its pristine condition, it is placed in a rigid, clear, top loading card holder. 
Matryoshka Artist Trading Cards are currently available exclusively in my Etsy shop and can be viewed under the new section called "Artist Trading Cards".