This is a male birthday card with construction theme.
I painted the background with white acrylic paint and put some Distress Inks on the edges. Staples are from a regular office-stapler. The strips over the twine are cardstock, which I painted with decoupage glue, and covered with strips from the same book paper as the background and painted over again with the decoupage glue.
Sketch was from Mojo Monday 143.
Papers: Old book in Norwegian, cardstocks
Ink: Distress Inks, Brilliance
Coloring: Acrylic paint
Other: Household twine, staples, brads