Making birthday cards is so enjoyable. This time I tried to make the antiqued look. I like the card, mostly.
To make this card, using heavy card stock, cut the card to nearly the finished size.
Choose an embossing folder you like and run the card through your embossing/die cut machine. I used a Big Shot...one of my favorite tools.
Choose an ink pad color you like and more or less smush the ink pad onto the embossing folder.
With a baby wipe, wipe across the parts of the embossed card you want to be ink-free.
This is how mine turned out:
I would like to have gotten the blue on all of the background, but that did not happen this time....