I have fallen in love with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits! In the set, you get 4 sizes each of circles, squares and ovals, and they all give you a "stitched" edge. The coordinate with our other layering framelits, so you can easily create mats to go with these shapes.
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I stamped the mouse with our Basic Black Archival ink, and then water colored the image using my aqua painters and ink from the lid of my stamp pad. I cut the mouse out with one of the ovals from Stitched Shapes Framelits. I then matted the mouse image using our Layering Oval Framelits. (I used the largest scalloped edge framelit and then the largest straight edged oval.) The base of the card was made using Emerald Envy card stock. I texturized a layer of Real Red card stock using the Holly Textured Impressions Folder and layered it onto the base, and then added a strip of designer paper from the Presents and Pinecones Designer paper package. I cut a banner using the Banner Triple Punch, and inked just the word "merry" from one of the sayings in the Merry Mice Stamp Set using my Real Red Marker. For just a touch of added interest, I used the In Color Enamel Shapes, and the White Perfect Accents in the right bottom corner of the card.