i made four traditional ATC cards because i was already committed to a swap with an instagram friend that specified 3 cards with a "spring" theme. my "extra" card is to swap with my SOS teammate donna!
all four of my cards are built on a base of hambly transparency scraps, then i made a background of torn vintage paper... in this case bits of garden plans and some sheet music. i added strips of torn washi tape with brick, wood and flower designs to the background add to the "gardeny" feeling; because to me spring means it's finally time to get out into the garden and get ready for the warm weather!
from a few different older books i chose images that signified spring to me: flowers, nesting birds, and a butterfly. i liked how my cards looked, but there was still an awful lot of bright white paper showing, so i felt like i needed one more element.
i don't know about you, but i still have a whole bunch of older rub-on transfers. some of them are still in awesome condtion and rub-on perfectly. others do not. the only problem is: you cannot actually tell which are which until you try to rub them on something. my solution is to cut them up and use them really loosely in collage backgrounds. which is what i did here.