The background of this card uses the emboss resist technique with the Sheet Music background stamp. The image is stamped using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. Using sponges, various ink colors were daubed in a diagonal pattern across the cardstock.
Washi Tape is often overlooked in the catalog. It is actually a versatile element in the crafting arsenal. I used the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape to create the whimsical banner behind the "50" element. I lined up the washi tape on a scrap of paper, trimmed it down and punched the ends in a banner with the Banner Triple punch. I also used it inside the card to add a punch of color. So simple!