I love how this card turned out! I love the color scheme (Dawn McVey’s current Raspberry Suite challenge – 21). The layout took a bit. I tried a sketch but it wasn’t working. I tell ya, one of my personal challenges is breaking out of boxy designs. I usually go for straight lines, I didn’t want to mat my image, but it needed something. Then I thought about my Spellbinders Nestie dies that I hardly ever use. I think this is the first time I’ve used these particular ones and I love it. The embossed edge gives it just enough texture (or something) that the image doesn’t need matted. The scallop edge is handstitched – I can’t machine stitch that straight, lol – I used a Timeless Touches template. Oh and my favorite detail – well, besides the heart button in chocolate! – is the fringe. It was a pain, but I cut the base of the umbrella into fringe (just like the stamp image itself) and then ran my fingernail over it to make it “fluff” up.
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Ink: Lemon Tart, Chocolate;
Paper: Aqua Bitty Boxes, Lemon Bitty Dots, Cream;
Other: chocolate button, rustic twine; die cut (Spellbinders), scallop border punch (SU), thread (DMC);