I needed some cards for March birthdays.
For these first two cards I stamped in versa mark ink and coloured the backgrounds with various shades of pan pastels. I used my Hero Arts birthday surprise stamp on all three of the cards. Top one is stamped in picket fence distress stain as is the background on the second.
I stamped this image in two colours of distress stain as well as the birthday surprise. I also went around the edges of the craft paper with stain too and curled and ripped the edges. I coloured the image background with pan pastels and tore the excess off leaving the raw white of the card showing.