We’ve got a couple December birthdays in our family. It’s a challenge to make a birthday card that doesn’t resemble a Christmas card in this season. Here is my effort:
Here’s a detail view:
What I did was pull a public domain lace photo (it was this one) into Photoshop, posterized it to 2 colors, bumped up the contrast, and engraved in white card stock using paper engrave settings found in Beyond the Manual. For the one on the right, in Photoshop I also selected (non-contiguously) the white, expanded selection 1 pixel, then filled with white, to reduce the detail and give me the result I was looking for. The lace cutouts were backed with colored card stock and stamped with a greeting, then ribbon was added.