Topic: Die Cuts
Technically the die cut item is the HOLE in the frame but I guess this qualifies. I started out just messing with things on the table left over from other projects. I started with the frame and then found a paper with spot-printed botanical groupings I pulled out a stamped greeting to use that matched the green in the illustration and a bit of stock matching the frame. With all those elements on the table I looked for a good background and chose a cream and black stripe. WHAT? Cream and Black? Yeah, I used distress inks to make it green.
It all came together so easily.