I was to hostess for the August challenge and I asked the ladies to make a monochromatic card in the color shades of their birthstone color. August is my birth month so peridot is my birthstone. I love this shade of green and I made this card for my sister, Lynn. I used Verve stamps, kiwi paper and ink from Stampin' Up and some great design papers. The gemstones are actually green although they look clear in the photo.