This is a way to make your cards look like an old oil painting. The first thing I did was use my distrss inks to blend my background with a couple different colors. Next, stamp your favorite image (this one is of two angels or cherebs). Finally, I used a background stamp that has crack marks all over. Ink it in gold and stamp on top of your image.
For the card base, use a corner punch to cut out each corner. Remember to turn your punch over for the reverse image. Insert your design into the corners and you can be finished.
Since I didn't want the cut outs to be showing on the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of coordinating patterned paper to the top panel. Using the same paper, I cut a smaller piece and stamped a Happy Birthday background stamp from Hero Arts onto it using gold and black inks. I have enough room around the edge of this piece to write a quick note. One of the cool things about this type of card is that you can make up a bunch and add the sentiment once you know what the purpose of the card is.