My youngest son is 27 today!
Where have the years gone?? A gorgeous chubby red head burst into my world and has made it a better place to be. He is into Bonsai at present and I thought this card would go down well. Unfortunately the stamp did not come out crisp and bright and possibly it is because of the background treatment that absorbed the ink. I used my new Dauber in Pearl from Carina's shop, added a couple of drops of Distress ink, a spritz of water - all of this onto my non stick craft mat and smooshed the card into this and wiggled it around. Turned out beautiful - picture does not do it justice!
Used the lovely date stamp from Paola , highlighted the date and cut and mounted using Nesties for both the main image and circular one. Finished it off with that Japanese cord - cannot think of the name and was too tired to look for the instructions to tie a chinese knot, that they use this cord for! I know he will love it.