So--confession time--I've had the Detailed Floral Thinlets since they came out. And I've never used them, not once. Bad Lyssa!
They're super pretty, but I just don't have a lot of call for really over-the-top elegant stuff like that. So I was kind of regretting spending the money, you know what I mean? I'm sure that never happens to you : )
But I got them out today as a possibility for a wedding I'm working on, and while I decided not to use them in the end, I started playing with the piece I had cut out as a sample. And, talk about a match made in heaven.... the new Color Theory papers were also lying right there on my table.
ANYTHING you paired with this gorgeous, intricate Thinlet die-cut would be gorgeous, of course, but when you put ombre color gradient papers behind the crisp white flowers, it's a total wow!
I just started playing, and suffice it to say, my Detailed Floral Thinlets are now well broken-in! I couldn't decide if I liked this next card with the ombre starting dark on to the top and going light by the bottom (below), or starting dark and the bottom and getting light by the top (above). Which do you like best?
So what did you think? Was that a worth a "stop what I'm doing and run upstairs to tell all my stampin' besties" moment? I thought you might think so!
Leave me a comment on which version you liked best, and get ready to pounce on that amazing Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack as SOON as it is available on June 1st after 1 p.m. CT. I love that paper SO MUCH I am making a brand new blog category for projects that use it!