For these ATC's I used coloured strips that I tore from magazine pages as a background (yay for recycling!).
For the first set of three I cut canaries out of a pet shop flyer and added little gold coloured music notes stickers. I first glued the canaries onto printer paper and then cut them out again with a thin white edge, to make them stand out from the background.
For the second set of three I cut fantasy trees out of white paper.
For both sets I made the background a little smaller then the normal size of an ATC and then glued it onto a regular size background, to get the white border.
I hope you like them.
Please feel free to use the same background technique.