I found an article in the May/June 2007 issue of RubberStamper (now Crafts n Things) called Drags to Riches. The designer was by Candy Davis (only search results for Candy gave me links to a nude model from England hehe) So I apologize for not being able to link to the artist.
Candy made a very easy card POPPING with color! It will make a perfect birthday card for someone.
Working with a 4.5x5 card front:
Cut your yellow mat 5.25 x 4
White mat – 5”x3.75”
Cut a piece of CS 2” x 1.25” . Use a piece of repositionable tape to mask it into the center of your card front.
You can do the technique a couple of ways.
1) Use spots or ink petals
2) Makeup sponge and standard ink pad.
Candy used the full-sized ink pads from SU and just drug one corner across the card front. I used the spots.
Drag your ink pad from the center of the mask out to the edge of your card front. Candy used YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Brilliant Blue. She also used a piece of ¼” Real Red grosgrain ribbon through the center horizontally. I chose not to use any ribbon on mine
When you've completed your way all around the card, remove the center mask and stamp your sentiment.
For my colors I wanted something a bit more pastel. I used Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise. My Birthday stamp is from Katie & Co. I could have run something around the center, and I still might - depending on who it goes to. I can tell you it doesn't look as 'plain' in person as it does here.