But this lovely image speaks for itself, so there was no need to embellish much.
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blue embroidery thread
In CAP2, I picked out my chosen image, resized it to be my topper and then copied and pasted it, so I had a second image to use if needed. After trying various digi kit materials to use as the backing paper and not getting anything looking right re the colour tone, I had the idea of enlarging the second copy of the image and using that, after settling on the right placement, I used the transparency tool and lightened the picture.
With the topper, I drew a square, resized it to fit as a frame then colour matched it to the sea, same with the sentiment.
Printed everything out and played around with the placement of everything & stuck everything down.
(Used a DoCrafts corner punch to round off the corners of the frame, makes it 'pop' out more from the background. I wanted to use some blue/white cotton twine on the card somewhere, so I punched holes round the edges of the background - following a stitched design on the card, but I didn't have a big enough needle to take the twine, so substituted with embroidery thread instead. Stuck two buttons over the ends to make a 'full stop'.)
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