Why oh why don't I use my gel pen more often? Wow was it simple to make those cute borders, I just need to do it more often! To help me keep them semi straigh I draw the top and bottom lines first then flip and connect the sides. It helps to not have to worry about the corners.
To add a little something to the apricot pannel I just rubbed the paper on the Apricot pad. When you do the direct to paper with this color it looks a suede or aged parchment to me, very rich and warm.
I think I'll crank out a few more of these to have on hand. I never seem to have enough birthday cards!