To highlight the word "treasure" in my title, I used the Open Letter Alphas, a new cut file set in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store:
After choosing the letters I'd need, they were each cut out individually, backed with patterned paper, and adhered to the page. In some places, a letter will slip between the outline and patterned paper backing of another, interconnecting the letters, giving it a richly layered look.
Stamping and looping red hand-stitching decorate the background. Horizontal banners continue with the red, white and black color scheme.
Usually we just celebrate September 19th with cake and ice cream. Yes, Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day also happens to be a birthday...mine!