I discovered that I can ink the edges of the paper with a dye ink pad (I use the Whispers set from Inque Boutique) and a foam spongey pad thing I bought in the art department at Hobby Lobby. Then, I can go over it with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink and its applicator in Walnut Stain and it adds a bit of color and grunge at the same time. I'm sure this isn't anything new, since I think I'm about the newest person to cardmaking, but I was glad to discover it!
Well, DD and I made some cool things today with my new Whispers marker set (again from Simon Says Stamp!) I got my inspiration from (don't laugh at me!). . . a Kleenex Box!! I will post that as soon as we make them into cards or a scrapbook page. Not sure which! Have a great evening and happy crafting! :-)