Brilliant Blue - that is the name of the blue cardstock. I had never really cared for it, but it matched the bird, and I found out I actually liked it paired with this light green!
The embossed piece came from my "card parts" box. I had tested the folder (which is by Sizzix) and had sponged the ink on it. I thought it would work fine for a card. I matted it with New Leaf from Papertrey Ink. I embossed the blue with a Swiss Dots folder from Cuttlebug, and I matted that with New Leaf, also. The sentiment is from Stampendous and is stamped in Brilliant Blue.
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