I recently discovered a fun technique that is an easy version of zentangle. Instead of free hand doodling like in zentangle, sten-tangle used stencils for a similar but easier version. I tried it on this card with an open plastic butterfly stencil and then filled in the butterflies using different small pattern stencils. Some were brass stencils from Dreamweaver and some were inexpensive plastic stencils. For fun color, I used gel pens for the sten-tangle outline and doodling. I stamped a swoosh in three colors of ink and my favorite new "happy birthday". Both stamps are from a set by Avery Elle.
I am entering this card in the "Happy Birthday" challenge at Raisin Boat and the Anything Goes challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge.