Friday, August 5, 2016

birthday card

This is a birthday card I made for my cousin a while back, before I got slammed with residency. The hours have been rough (hi 16 hour shifts), the weeks have been long (hi working 13 days straight), but I'm alive! Although I thoroughly anticipated posting less once I began working, I still intend to post as much as I can. Blogging and DIYing/crafting/cooking serves as a huge way for me to relieve stress and use the other side of my brain, and it is just as important to take care of yourself mentally as it is physically!

 Back to the card- I wanted something simple but still wanted to incorporate calligraphy. I was inspired by Paper Source's summer catalog and the bright colored leaves, so I painted my own with acrylic paint. 

The stationary I used was a pack of 50 cards + colored envelopes I picked up from Target for $10. When I got them, I thought they were greeting cards that would fold open. I was a little disappointed when I saw they were just slips of paper, but they eventually grew on me. They're the perfect size to leave a short and sweet message- sometimes less words say more!


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