This card is fairly similar to the one I made for my cousin a couple of weeks ago.  I really like having the patterned paper on the top portion of the card instead of the bottom as is more traditional.

I really LOVED this cute stamp set in last year’s SU catalogue but this is the first time I’ve used it that I can think of (I did stamp off a couple of images and colour them but never actually made anything with them).  You’ll probably be seeing more of this set in the next few weeks – I’m leaving it out on my desk in hopes of getting some mileage out of my investment (plus I’m really trying not to buy any more stamps as I’ve just re-stocked my SU cardstock – big $$$$!).

The colours in this card were inspired by the Basic Grey PP on the card.  I have LOTS of 6X6 pads of BG paper as the print is scaled down to accomodate cards but I rarely use the paper.  I’m not sure if I just can’t stand cutting into it or if the paper is too funky for the cards I make.  My own personal taste in stamps and paper is vintage/shabby but I rarely make that style card for anyone.  I’ve placed myself on a Basic Grey embargo but there is a new pad of paper out that I’d love to own.  It’s called Marrakesh and there are ELEPHANTS on some of the paper (I love elephants!).  I’ve stopped myself from ordering the paper several times and hope I can continue to resist as I have soooo much paper already.  We’ll see how that goes…

Anyway, I managed to snag items from several neglected areas in my craft room – rub-ons were used for the stitching around the edges of the paper, my Marvy punches were dusted off (I’ve been using Nesties), some cute ribbon I bought over a year ago saw the light for the first time in months and the stamp set that I wanted so badly finally made it to my blog.

I tried to make the watering can look rusty when colouring the image.  I don’t think I achieved quite what I was looking for but it will do.

I’ve got to make a matching gift-card holder when I get a spare few minutes but I’ve got another few days before this needs to go in the mail so I’m putting that on hold so I can go play with the Wii.

Supplies used: SU stamp – A Flower For All Seasons, Basic Grey LilyKate PP, So Saffron cardstock, marvy circle punches, hole punch, SU markers, aquapainter, ribbon from M’s, K&Co stiches rub ons