"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" by Marianne Williamson

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Using Handmade Paper

I love to make handmade paper (as I am sure you know by now) but I am just not great at actually using my paper. I enjoying seeing how other people use my papers but when it comes to me using it for a project, I am just at a loss sometimes. So, I am trying to using my papers more. I have a bunch of pink paper right now so I decided to stay in the Valentine's Day spirit and make cards. These are just very simple. I covered the front of a blank card with my handmade papers and then added my die-cut hearts from to the fronts. I like the way they turned out.

I also made matching envelopes by altering commercial envelopes using the same hearts. I inked one up with a dark red pigment ink, then turned it over and pressed it to the envelope. A very subtle way to enhance the plain white envelope.

It is a beautiful day in Lubbock Texas. I was surprised by the temps outside though. I think it is only about 35 degrees right now, but the sun is shining bright and there is no wind (for a change!). Just beautiful! I have to say I will miss the wide open sky when we move, but I won't miss the wind. LOL!!!


Diann said...

Chrystal, your papers and Valentines are just beautiful! The people that receive these will have a treasure for sure! I love them! Diann

Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful Chrystal....You did an AMAZING job with them and your paper looks WONDERFUL!!!!

June said...

Your papers are very beautiful and you did a good job with the cards too
Gorgeous work and now i am off to see the rest of your papers
Hugs June

AngieHallHaviland said...

Dink...thought I left you a comment the other day when I was here. LOL These are FABULOUS!!!

(Please excuse my swiss cheese brain!)

Rebecca said...

Oh I love them! The cards are fabulous and the envelopes are just perfect :)

Randomocity said...

Those are beautiful! Of course, Etsians in the Panhandle area and other parts of Texas are a bit biased ;)