14 August 2010

The Sound of Sunshine

One of my favorite parts about creating cards is the ability to make them for my family.  It is so much more exciting to craft a card perfectly for a loved one than trying to find something commercialized at Hallmark.

My youngest sister recently celebrated her birthday and I wanted to make her a card that was cheery and bright.   As you can see, creating the envelope was just as fun!

For the card, I used the Crystal Blue patterned paper from the Twitterpatted Paper Packet.  I also used Honey as my embellished cardstock.  I love these two colors together - they pop right off the page!  The Desert Sand and Bamboo ink pads helped me tone down the bright colors, as well.

For a card such as this, I love distressing the edges of the cardstock.  It makes the card a bit less streamlined and it gives the design some texture.  Do you like to distress your paper?

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