I decided that I wanted to score the lines around the main image rather than create a layer, pierce or draw the lines. As I contemplated the main image I wanted to use, I worried over the what to use for the embellishment in the upper left. I knew I didn't want a bow, button or flower. Maybe some kind of punched shape with a sentiment? Finally it hit me! I would use a large flower image as the main image and a bee as the embellishment.
When I sat down to make the card I mulled over the best way to create the deeply scored square around the main image. I usually use the scoring blade on my paper cutter but it doesn't always give a deep impression. I thought watercolor paper might be a good choice as the paper fiber is a little more flexible and might score better plus I like the texture of the paper. I glanced at my Thinlits dies and had an eureka moment. I have a great little set of square nesting dies with rounded corners - perfect! I ran the die through my big shot with the cutting blade away from the paper with an impression pad. I got the wonderfully deep scored impression I was looking for with the added bonus that my flower image could be cut with the next smaller die. I added a sentiment from a new Paper Smooches set and a little Wink of Stella on the bee's wings. Done!
Here is a close up of the bee. I hope you can see the shimmer. Ahh Wink of Stella, where have you been all of my life? I just picked this up a few days ago and I think I have used it 3-4 times already. Shimmer with no mess - LOVE it!
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