One of the visitors to my blog invited me to exchange 5 ATCs with her. Though there was no theme, I decided to do a "black & white" series. I created the first card using the arms and hands off of a Coke Zero can. The hands were reaching for a basketball (probably for Final Four) and I thought I would cut out the hands from the aluminum can and use them in my ATC. I overlayed a transparency so that you won't cut your fingers on the sharp edges.
The second card is a simple iris fold. I was going to use phone book pages, but alas, where have all the phone books gone? I pulled out a book with Japanese text (kanji) and used those pages for my free-form iris fold. I finished it with a simple black frame. What a challenge to do an iris fold in such a small space!
The third card is a fairy I created especially for my ATC swap partner using her name, Gentle Saturntree. Isn't that a wonderful fairy name? Her fairy lives in bold city places and wears colorful stripey clothes like a bee with pale pink wings. It wasn't easy making a fairy small enough to fit onto an ATC card!
The fourth card is a corset. I love using this template and I just happened to have one in black, white and silver in a size that would fit onto an ATC card. Perfect!
The last card is an image of a tree branch in winter. I glittered the branches and added a small pink butterfly--a sign that spring is not too far away.