I started playing with one of those Tim Holtz edge dies. He comes out with a couple new ones every year. This one makes the bracketed edge you see in all the samples below. I started out kind of timid, not really getting into it, but each one seems to get a little bit more interesting as I added more and more edges.
The other element on the cards is fringe. Fringe. Huh. Kind-a cool, and Thanksgiving-y, right? Traditionally, fringe is meant to help with water management, channeling it away from the body, hence you see all the biker/cowboy rain gear with fringe all over it. The cowboys learned the trick from the American Indians who, as you know, played the starring role in the original Thanksgiving. So, I say again, Thanksgiving-y, right?
The fringe was cut using Cuttlebug's quilling dies. You're supposed to cut this stuff and then roll it up on the tip of a quilling needle to make a flower. To be sure, it makes a cool flower, but what's the fun in using the tools the way you're supposed to?
Ok - how many of you bought that little 2x2 turkey die from Quikkutz when it came out 6 or 7 years ago? C'mon, how many of you? Hah! I knew it, no one but me owns this thing and now, don't you all wish you did!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!