I used Poppy Stamps' Happy Birthday Background die, cutting it using black paper. The striped paper on the card front is a 12x12 sheet called Lookin' Good. I used my Perfect Layer Rulers to add the borders around the die... which helped define the edge and separated the busy pattern from the center panel.
I used the basic card foundations paper pack from the DIY Boutique Collection to color block the words. The card foundations are double sided with bright solids that were perfect for doing this.
I covered the inside with more of the striped patterned paper and then added another card foundation as a liner. Finished card is 5" x 6 1/4".
This card also uses the 12x12 paper from the DIY Boutique Collection. I used Impression Obsession's Budding Rose Stem as the focal point.
I stamped in Memento Black and added just a touch of Copic W00 in the background.
Here are the Copics I used to color the rose.
Here's the up close picture. I added piercing along side and the little flags are from the Icons Stickers. One thing that I really liked about the stickers is that they are just like the card stock... no shine or coating that looks out of place.
My Perfect Ruler was great for cutting just the slice of paper I needed.
Here's the inside of the card. I added a Mother's Day Sentiment from Impression Obsession. Finished card is an A2 and opens tent style at the bottom.