The beauty of this card is in the patterned paper - not only in the background, but also the one the image was stamped on. I don't remember to do that enough - there's no law that says you have to stamp on solid colored card stock! Add just a hint of marker and a few gems (because no card is finished without a little sparkle) and you're done! If you love the look of Memory Box cards, then you really shouldn't miss the opportunity to take classes with the owner and designer of Memory Box, Dave Brethauer. He'll be here with a series of colored pencil and watercolor workshops on August 9. More details are available on our web site. But until then, stop by this Thursday any time and whip up this card - you'll even have time left over for shopping!