I was supposed to post this last week but spent ZERO time at the computer.  This is a birthday card using one of my newer Whipper Snapper stamps – I think it’s called Eli and Frogger.

I used Buckaroo Blue – again – on this card.  I tend to reach for it every time I make a “masculine” card.  The colour retired some time ago so I will run out one day and then maybe I’ll pick a new go-to colour. (any suggestions?)

I used some cute K&Co paper on this card too…it’s the reverse side of a sheet that might have had submarines or some sort of ocean design on it…I don’t have it in front of me and don’t recall what the pattern was but both sides of the paper have some really cute images/colours and makes a multi-pack of paper way more versatile than having 8 of the same pattern.  It’s a little more expensive than some of the paper you can buy but it’s great quality and I find myself reaching for it again and again.

Here’s the finished card:

Cute, huh?  I really felt the need to add some bling so there’s a snippet of ribbon attached with a staple (the staple has been coloured with a green Bic Mark It) and a couple of ‘custom’ brads using a mustard-brown Sharpie on the back of the dew drop.  I used to use these little clear dew drops a lot but fell out of the habit.  Now that they’re dusted off I should keep them out and use ’em up!

I also used my colour spritzer tool to add some splashes of green all over the card.  I used to use my little background stamp all the time but this is more fun and there’s nothing to clean when I’m finished.

I still have quite a few cards that I just haven’t had time to blog about – hopefully I’ll get to do that this week as I’m almost finished my Mother’s Day orders.

Have a fun week!