Yogi here today with a couple techniques... and using Elizabeth Craft Designs products and one of the newest A Way With Words dies "Happy Birthday" also available on Quietfire Design HERE
Scored and folded my cream toned card. Layered a piece of light green Bazzill cardstock edge to edge.
Die cut the largest long stitch "Stitched Rectangle" (Elizabeth Craft Designs) from white cardstock and lightly hit the edges with Distress "Broken China". Adhered to card front.
Created the center piece: Die cut the "Happy Birthday" from white cardstock. Placed it under my "Swirly Flourish" (Elizabeth Craft Designs) stencil on white cardstock. Sponged the upper 2/3's with the broken china and the lower 1/3 with "Mowed Lawn". Removed the stencil and words. Sponged heavily on the words with "Picked Raspberry" and clear embossed. Love the speckled look of the letters. Put the stencil back in place and sponged the same colors over the word areas to blend them in.
Die cut the stenciled background with the next long stitch "Stitched Rectangle" in size. Hit the edges with the broken china and mowed lawn. Wrapped a piece of satin green ribbon and tied a bow. Adhered the bow with a hot glue tool. Then adhered the letters with white glue. Adhered this piece to the front.
Stamped the first part of the quote (Quietfire Design "Some People..." 2pce companion set) using Versafine "Black Onyx" and clear embossed. Adhered 3 very small black rhinestones.
On the inside: Stamped the rest of the quote masking the first couple words using the black and clear embossed.
Stamped the "Bluebird" (Elizabeth Craft Designs - Bianca Petroschi) with a very juicy black pad, stamped on to a piece of clear lino (Jack Richeson "Easy Cut Clear Lino"), creating a reverse image, then stamped that onto my card and clear embossed. (PS you can use a clear acrylic block or a piece of rubber). Colored with Prisma colored pencils.
Used the 2nd smallest long stitch "Stitched Rectangle" die with my tan mat to emboss the design but not cut it. My clear acrylic plate was placed shy of the bird image so it didn't emboss the whole rectangle. Then sponged some of the broken china around the edges, highlighting the stitching.
Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy. I hope you give one or more of the techniques a try.