Instead of creating straight lines for my bordered sentiment, I decided to do a die cut shape. This is the die that goes with the Mat Stack 2 Collections set, but I actually hand cut the mask after tracing the shape on the glossy card stock, as the die cut would have been too small. After masking the traced shape, the flourishes (from Fancy Flourishes) were stamped with Versamark ink then dried with a heat gun. Then the whole surface (except the masked part) was treated to Ranger Distress Ink (Faded Jeans, which is close to Island Indigo). After removing the mask, the side embellishments (from Mat Stack 2 Collections) were stamped in Wild Honey distress ink, and the sentiment (from Birthday Sentiments by My Sentiments Exactly--couldn't find a PTI sentiment that fit the space) was stamped in Faded Jeans. The leaves (from Simple Sunflowers) were stamped in Old Olive. The tiny flower was a white one, colored with Copics (the color doesn't look very much like Pool Party in this photo--better in real life), and a Jolee's Jewel colored with a Copic was added to the center.
That's all I have for today--thanks for looking!