I've got some more starters ready to send on their way in my ATC round robin group. It can be challenging sometimes to work out what to put on a starter - you don't want to make it too busy because two other people need to add to it, but on the other hand, you want something more interesting than just a piece of paper. I started each of these sets by grabbing a piece of paper or card, cutting it to size and then adding one or two things. The blue polka-dot paper got a strip of coppery corrugated card and an old bus ticket.
The background paper here was from the inside of a Crabtree & Evelyn gift bag. I've added some foreign text, can't remember what language off the top of my head - I'm sure you can tell if you enlarge the cards.
This rather plain blue went nicely with these letters - I've added a tag for interest. I have a huge handful of these tags and really need to use them more!
This is quite a thick burgundy card - the contrast strip is from a greeting card of (I think) a Gee's Bend quilt.
This is a shiny, shimmery white card (doesn't photograph well) with strips of black and white musical notation paper (the paper is black on one side and white on the reverse).
And finally, a gold card with a piece of gold-accented fabricy paper and a gold dragonfly charm. Someday, I may get them back and I'll share the finished cards with you!