As I said in this post, the newest issue of PaperCrafts magazine has an article "Graphically Speaking," full of lovely CAS inspiration. The PaperCrafts blog Moxie Fab World conveniently shows all three cards I used for inspiration here; just scroll down...you can't miss them amidst the more heavily embellished cards.
First up, I used the Thank You Dots card by Angie Hagist. I changed the color (vanilla instead of white, earthtone matte brads rather than shiny brights) and scale, since I don't have tiny brads like Angie used. I prefer her color choices (so crisp and fun!), but my birthday is around Thanksgiving, hence my autumnal take on the card. I used my SU! Mat Pack piercing template to pre-pierce the holes for my brads...that's how I got them so straight. Yeay, me!
The second card uses the Circle Graphics Thanks card by Kimberly Crawford. I don't have the cool die cut she used, but improvised with PTI's Polka Dot Basics. First I stamped the open circle border and then filled in with the individual solid circle. Turned out pretty well (even if a few solid circles aren't quite centered), and what a fun, flat card to mail!
The two cards above interpret their inspiration pieces pretty literally, with very little change at all in the designs. The last card today is more "creative" on my part. I loved the spectrum circles on Heidi Van Laar's G Thanks Card, and merged that idea with Angie Hagist's design, shifted off center to the lower right of a horizontal card rather than vertical. I used versacolor cubes to ink the dots on the PTI Polka Dot border stamp (very carefully, LOL!) and stamped them all at once. No worries about messing up the line. This could be scaled up for bigger dots quite nicely, I think.
A few days ago, I realized that I'm down to one package of PTI white and, after hyperventilating a bit, ran to my computer to order four packs, you know, so I don't RUN OUT! It was the first time I didn't get free shipping on a PTI order. It felt so strange ordering just what I needed and (grrrr) paying for shipping. For full confession, I would have met the minimum if only they'd had the Button Bits set in stock.
How can I feel so sad when I was so financially responsible? Sigh.