I must be feeling rather poetic this week as my last two cards contain a form of the word "poem" in the title!
For this particular card I went back to Penny Black stamps and used the Garden Poems image here 3869K. I love these sweet little, doodled flowers and today I used more jewel toned (in my view) holiday colors. Then I brought down the holiday look a little bit by distressing the background....making it somewhat "cloudy" looking. I think I like it. I wasn't sure at first....but now that I have had a few hours to look at it I do believe I like the distressed appearance and feel it helps to make the stickled stems and flowers "pop" out more. Sometimes, I feel when working with patterned paper that the paper begins to "take over" the image and with this card and its cloudy background, I feel that the image is able to stand on it's own!