To create my background I used the Striped Scallop die but instead of layering the cardstock on top of a cutting plate before putting it into the Big Shot, I used the crease pad to emboss the cardstock rather than cut it. I had actually forgotten I had even purchased it until recently, so I'm keen to make up for lost time and use it quite a bit to turn dies into embossing folders. Of course the direction I wanted the scallops to go meant I had to reposition the die after embossing part of the card to emboss the rest of it. Having the reverse of the cardstock facing up (that is, the opposite side to where the die was pressing into the cardstock) helps to hide when you don't line things up perfectly.
As is pretty standard for me, I used non-traditional colours in this Christmas card:
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