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!
The cards are just beautiful! That scalloped die won't work with the Original Sizzix though. ; (
Posted by: R Goldfuss | 07/03/2014 at 01:06 PM
No, most of the new ones won't! Time to upgrade! : ) Email me by the end of July and I will give you free shipping on a Big Shot when you mention this blog post!
Posted by: Lyssa | 07/03/2014 at 03:06 PM
Beautiful cards!! Do you have a tutorial on these gorgeous flowers?
Posted by: Catherine KRaft | 07/03/2014 at 05:40 PM
Love these cards. I didn't think I needed this one but now I just might. My favorite was the card with just part of the thinlet.
Posted by: Mary Lou Kleveland | 07/03/2014 at 09:16 PM
Wow! Beautiful just like you.
Posted by: M. A. Boehnen | 07/03/2014 at 09:20 PM
I did not need that thinlit.
Posted by: Kristine John | 07/03/2014 at 10:08 PM
Your work in inspiring. I should have said that in my first comment instead of bemoaning the fact that I now want something else from the catalog. :D Thank you.
Posted by: Kristine John | 07/03/2014 at 10:11 PM
Posted by: nanny31 | 07/04/2014 at 07:22 AM
The cards are absolutely gorgeous!I think my favorite is the one where you used only half of the thinlet, but love them all! TFS
Posted by: Pamela Searcy | 07/05/2014 at 07:32 PM
These are absolutely beautiful!!!
Posted by: Debbi | 07/06/2014 at 07:19 AM
I didn't know what to do with this thinlit when I saw it in the catalog...but now I do! Your beautiful cards inspired me. Thank you!
Posted by: Paulette | 07/06/2014 at 09:32 AM
I am eager to see what you wonderful paper-crafters are going to do with all of the cut-outs that are left over...if turned sideways might they be angel wings??? What do you see? Flower petals?
Posted by: Marilin Bock | 07/07/2014 at 08:30 PM
Absolutely gorgeous cards. You have done a wonderful job. Would you mind sharing what you used to make your flowers please?
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Posted by: Wendy | 07/13/2014 at 04:12 PM
These are beautiful. Not crazy about the black flower, but love the design!
Can't wait to try the "etched" idea. So easy to do and has a great look.
Have fun at Convention!
Posted by: Donna Kish | 07/14/2014 at 12:16 PM