In the process of making some extra-special cards for some extra-special stampin' sisters, my fellow Advisory Board members, at convention in two weeks, but couldn't resist sharing these particular projects with you--shhh!!Aren't they pretty? I used my new Striped Scallop Thinlet die for the Big Shot for the first time, and I thought it really brought them up a notch.
Each one is different, because I chose colors for each of their unique personalities. I'm reminded as I work on these of my Advisory Board Retreat gifts, when I didn't know these precious ladies at all yet, and chose their flower pin colors based on what little I knew of them. Now, we've become so close working together as a team all year long, I get a little choked up thinking about the fact that our year is over in just a few short days, and while we will definitely keep in touch, it just won't be the same.
I have more to make, but these can tide you over for now. Here's a couple more ideas I have had for this amazing new Thinlet. It's at the very bottom of page 228 in the new Idea Book & Catalog. Don't have one yet? Well goodness, girl, let's fix that right away! Email me for a copy today. firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's just half of the Thinlet used as a panel across the card, with thin strips of the same color forming a frame. I honestly like this way of using it even better than the full-card version.
And another fun way to use it is to cut two pieces of cardstock at once. The bottom layer, closest to the plate, will not cut all the way through but just "etch" the design into the cardstock. It kinda looks embossed, but it's not raised at all. Fun and versatile! Click here to view the Striped Scallop Thinlet in my online store, and please leave me a comment if you liked today's cards. It keeps me encouraged to think that I might inspire your own creativity in any small way!