I haven't tried this technique before this card, and I just went with it. I didn't like it as the pieces were being created, but followed the idea that until it's all put together, don't judge. It went together well, but I might try again with different colors and see how it goes.
The card base is Soft Suede, I seem to be using that more and more often. The layer is from the retired Well Worn DSP. It had the colors I was using, except for the Pumpkin Pie. I started with a piece of Whisper White and just drug the ink pads across it. I would recommend making sure your ink pads are well inked. The colors are Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red. I added the happy birthday from the Happiest Birthday Wishes, stamped in basic Black ink. I used the same colors with the Pennant Parade stamp set and Punch set. I found some embroidery thread in my stash that closely matched the Pumpkin Pie to use as the banner string.
For the inside, I added a Whisper White layer and a sentiment from the same stamp set stamped in Soft Suede.
Thanks for looking!