This card uses SU "Print Pattern" to create an argyle background. I also used my black gelly roll to make faux stitching. The background is stamped with a cute decoration stamp I got at JoAnn's in their $1 stamp area. The old olive was an idea I saw in the SU Idea Book and Catalog. First you fold the paper on itself and then pierce and stitch it. The sentiment, "Seasons Greetings" also came from JoAnn. I love it! I think it is such a pretty sentiment.
When I got back, I decided that this just wasn't enough . . . I wanted more from this card, so I pushed it . . . I like some things about the final one, but others I just wish I left alone . . . but, that is how it goes. The decoration ended up bleeding (the old olive part) and did not look as pretty. I used crystal effects and glitter on top, which helped, but still not as pretty as the original. Thanks for viewing my struggles as a stamper. I feel like this is the place to share both my success and my failure.