This card is an ATC (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) that I just did for a swap. Although it is very simply done, I was trying for the look of old-fashioned picture postcards...the kind they made for souvenir shops. I have a collection of postcards that my mother started when she was young and I have continued to add to it over the years. Without Facebook, emails, or cell phones, this was the way people used to give a short message to let everyone know they were thinking of them. I even have a card my mother sent to her family when she went on a trip to visit relatives just to let them know she had arrived safely. She had gone a whopping 80 miles away, a trip that would take about 2 hours now in a car if you were taking your time seeing the sights. Back then it would take a train trip or a very long car ride (because there wasn't the Interstate with 70 mph speed limits).
I printed a photo from City Park in reduced size to fit the ATC in black and white only onto watercolor paper. I then used Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inkers and a water brush to add the color. It is mounted to a manila cardstock that I sent through the printer to add the text. This is then edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.