The first two are similar except for coloration. I stamped the background by stamping the flower several multiple times with different colors of ink on kraft cardstock. This was sewn by machine to the solid cardstock layer, which I think adds so much texture and definition to the card. I used a Papertrey Ink scallop die on felt for the scallop border. This is topped with a crimped strip of cardstock and tied with a piece of twill.
This card uses one of my favorite woman images - it's a great one to use for those "special" birthdays and makes an elegant card. The sentiment stamp actually says "over 50 and fabulous" but I masked the "over" as my friend is just turning 50. (Tip: get more mileage out of your stamps by covering portions or words on the stamp with transparent tape, ink up the stamp and then remove the tape before stamping.) I used a black sparkly embossing powder for extra glitz and again used the scallop die.
I still have several more birthday cards to make as well as my Halloween cards. And time is running out!