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Bee is for Birthday

>> Tuesday, October 13, 2009

by Ryann Salamon / RyannMarin Designs:

Hello again! I've got a fun bee-day card to show you using one of my favorite techniques - distressing. A lot of people use ink when distressing. I typically just use my handy edge distresser to rough of the edges of cardstock. You don't have to have a fancy tool to distress. I know people who use their scissors and even one friend that uses her fingernails! Distressing can take your card to a whole new level! Ever tried to make a shabby chic/vintage card? Add some distressing and you will be well on your way! :)

For my card today I've used Bitsy Bee (A1020) and Another Year Flies By... (F489) sentiment. I wanted the bee and sentiment to take center stage so I've kept the my card simple. I distressed the edges of black and yellow cardstocks then layered them together. Then I added a bit of black/white gingham ribbon and it's done! A nice and easy gender-neutral card; always good to have on hand!

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Sue said...

What a great card!! Simple & clean and yet eye-catching and appealing. I love how you used the wording to trail the bee. All around awesome!

Jessica G. said...

The distressing adds such great texture to this crisp, clean card -- very striking!

Jennifer E. said...

Fun & Cute! I too love the distressing!

Anonymous said...

Ryann, this is a really lovely creation! The colors really pop and it's a wonderful CAS card!! TFS!

Samantha said...

I love this card - it's so cute! Definitely my kind of CAS card!

Cathy Indelicato said...

What a great card!!!! Love it!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Very cute, Ryann! I love the distressed edges and the checked ribbon really sets it off.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Super cute! Great layout.

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