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Updated on November 16, 2014

It's All In The Art Cards . . .

Card Shows and Card Tricks, this is my House of Art Cards.

Like magic, you'll never know what you'll see next, as this site is something spontaneous as inspired by the magic of art, music, and you.

This is The House Of Art Cards, specializing in the art of ACEOs and ATCs, that is Art Card Editions and Originals, and Artist Trading Cards, artists and card makers. These are usually one of a kind works of art on the small or miniature scale.

Sara Palin - 2008 Election
Sara Palin - 2008 Election

The ACEO House Of Cards

The House Of Cards provides defines the various uses of cards and examples of all the different types of cards there are today, and includes the definition of the Artist Trading Card. Throughout history baseball trading cards, tobacco trading cards, and advertising trading cards, etc., have been considered low key commodities in the collectors' markets.

Thanks to a small group of artists in the early part of Y2K, the artist card is building a bridge between the artist and collector. An artist card is the exact dimensions of the standard regulation playing card, 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches in size..

So long as the size does not vary, artists are free to use whatever form of materials desired. Art card construction ranges from mixed media to classic oil, watercolor, or acrylic paintings. Digital art and photography, wood burning, quilt, embroidery design, marker, pen, ink, pencil, wood burning, metal embossing, card embellishing, collage and more. When it comes to subject matter the sky is the limit, and due to the art's small size - anything is possible.

Part of the beauty of the art card is its convenience. An ACEO or ATC art card is small enough to fit anywhere. It is easy to ship and receive. The best part of all is its affordability. Plus, original works of art can easily be obtained artists direct. Unknown and well known artists alike create products that are very collectible.

The YouTube ACEO Video Gallery

To learn about collecting, displaying, and creating artist cards, or to view an example of an artist's video portfolio, click on one of the links below.

Artist Blank Playing Cards

Artists who enjoy creating miniature art in the standard size of a playing card can find affordable stock cut to size right here.

Learning About Art Cards

Although this House Of Cards is focused on artist trading cards and originals, there are other types of art cards, as well. If you are interested in learning more about the art of the card, Amazon has some wonderful products to help you with your adventure. Supplies, tools, tips, examples, and kits, Amazon has it all.

The Swan - OOAK ACEO Compact Mirror

The Swan is a one of a kind cosmetic case with a watercolor interior that reflects off the compact mirror.  There is no such thing as an ugly duckling.  Not when you are looking at a swan.
The Swan is a one of a kind cosmetic case with a watercolor interior that reflects off the compact mirror. There is no such thing as an ugly duckling. Not when you are looking at a swan.

Compact Art by Tonie Cook

Hello everyone. As it took me two years to finally get to this point, it is with great hope that this site provides help to my fellow artists who enjoy creating and collecting aceo artist trading cards.

f you were looking for specific information about art cards that you did not find here, please leave me a card note and I will respond in kind.

If you are an artist with a question about a 'how to' technique, please leave me a card note, and if I do not know the answer to your question, I will direct you to where your answer can be found.

If you are a friend who just wants to say hello, you are welcome to leave a card note here, too. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to stop by.


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