I have been sharing quite a few cards lately using the Oh! So Eclectic Bundle which includes the Oh! So Eclectic Stamp Set and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. (You can see them in the catalogue on p 133 and p213).
One thing with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits you may not realise is that some of the dies only emboss while others cut. Some of the dies layer together to cut the outline and a detailed inside or you can use one on their own. It can be a little confusing so I put together a little handy guide that is just the size to keep in the packet with the Thinlits so I can see at a glance. I thought I would share that with you.
DIECUTTING AND EMBOSSING GUIDE WITH THE ECLECTIC LAYERS THINLITS
1) On the card on the left it shows some of the detailed shapes. There are 2 different dies to create this shape; the outline die and a matching detailed die. I find it easier to fit the detailed die inside the outline and cut them all together. It is so much easier. The outline die can be used on its own to cut the stamped image from the co-ordinating stamp set.
On this card too it show the dies that will create the dry embossed effect. These dies will not cut.
2) On the card on the right it shows the diamond pattern. I love the effect you get with this on cards. Now if you are really patient you can cut sections of this diecut to create some other interesting shapes that you can add to your cards. I am sure there are so many other combinations too.
In this Thinlits set there is also 2 leaf shapes you can cut to work with your flowers.
I hope that you might find this guide helpful. Let me know what you think.
Hope your weekend is going awesome and you have time to steal away and create.