I've never been to an island... not even Mackinac! However, to get through this horrid Winter, I have been fantasizing about visiting a little hula-loving, card making wizard by the name of DONNA Mikasa - you all know her, right? Donna lives in Hawaii- always a dream destination for me. So, this one's for you, dear Donna!
Here is how this embossed base happened: I used a lovely, but much thinner cardstock and discovered, after embossing, that the folder had actually cut through in several places. I always try to accentuate the negative in all things, so went about making a few more strategically placed cuts of my own using a craft blade. The perfect sentiment comes by way of PTI, and I've die-cut the aloha letters from MFT.
I love the look, and hope you do, too!
Edited to say this is on its way over to Virginia's View embossing challenge!!