But first...if you are coming from Terrie's Blog, you are on the right track. You can find a complete list of participants at the bottom of this blog post.
Thin Cuts are Close To My Heart's thin metal dies that can be used with your favorite die-cutting machine (I use the Cuttlebug) to quickly and easily cut shapes that coordinate with designated stamp sets. The images shown here, in blue, are the Sweet Birthday Thin Cuts that coordinate with the stamp set of the same name. They are packed on their own magnetic sheet and work well with most die-cutting machines.
What is the purpose of Thin Cuts? Well, if you look at this CA-UTE card below (I am totally proud of it because it makes me happy LOL) I used the Thin Cuts to cut out TWO of the cupcake images out of the Lagoon (turquoise) and Chocolate (brown) cardstock. I then used the stamp set to stamp the images, in their respective colors, and cut out the chocolate frosting and then layered it on top. I did the same thing with the candle image, on White Daisy cardstock. This is so I do not have to fussy-cut the image each time. Isn't that cool?! We have other Die Cuts currently available (with more to be released soon - WOOHOO)!
To create the texture on the Sorbet piece of patterned paper (that has a sponged look), I repeatedly stamped the sentiment in Chocolate ink. A few Dots, to serve as sprinkles, and some Whimsy Ribbon finished it off in a sweet way (pun intended LOL). I also colored in the polka dots on the cupcake wrapper with a marker.
I would LOVE to hear what you think about this card, and the Thin Cuts, before you head on over to Darlys's Blog to see what she has to share with you. I am so excited to see the other artwork and hope you are too!
Blog Hop Participants:
1. Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE*
7. Tammy Lubick