i love this idea! we must do this. it's a moral imperative.
it's along the same lines as my mail art series. except people pay for those pieces. but....i don't make a profit, i only charge for materials/postage. it's about spreading art all around.
I bet it's best if you make a ton of the same card, so that way you don't feel bad giving it away. And plus, someone else may want two of your cards, one to keep and one to trade.
I would love to see this happen...Maybe someone like Unlikelymoose or Spudart could inspire me to the point of participation.
I created a handy template to print 8 artist trading cards on one 8.5x11" piece of paper. You can download it as this zip file
You're a genius! I'm still waiting for Freehand to open...but thanks in advance!