Sometimes I make my cards in stages. I will go through my patterned paper, match it up with a cardbase, then set it aside for later. This card was one that I did that with. It was intended to be a landscape orientation card, but when I had tried pairing this snowman image with it, it just wasn't working, but I really wanted to put him on here. So I turned it sideways, and it is a little unusual to have the stripes go this way, I kind of liked it! So I finished up the card, and I like the way it turned out! The colors are so pretty! I like how the gem I used works well with the colors!