Monday, January 23, 2017

So Detailed Thinlits for Freshly Made Sketches

The beauty and elegance of some of the new Stampin' Up! products in our Occasions Catalogue is beyond compare really and I had a brain wave when I was planning my card yesterday. I wanted to use one of my detailed dies and then emboss the die cut with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (or any metallic embossing powder for that matter). Then I saw the latest Freshly Made Sketches' Challenge for this week and I knew which one I wanted to use: Here's the layout:

It was perfect for the So Detailed Thinlit Dies and I could just see the beautiful Falling in Love Designer Series Paper behind it! Then I had to find some sentiments to fit the die cuts and that turned out to be a difficult task. You see, my sister's best friend, since she was in high school 48 years ago, passed away yesterday, and I wanted to make a sympathy card for her. I turned to the Wetlands stamp set and the Flourishing Phrases set for the sentiments.

  • After die cutting the center band, I embossed the Thinking of You sentiment on the center section. I had to be very careful with it because it just fits! Then I pressed the intricately die cut parts into the Versamark ink and sprinkled on more Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, using a paint brush to brush away any powder that was too heavily concentrated. Then I heat set it with the Heat Tool. Likewise, I embossed the sentiment at the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel in gold.
  • I centered the die cut panel on a piece of the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper, as wide as the Very Vanilla panel but shorter and glued both pieces onto the card front of Sahara Sand.
  •  I used the new Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon to tie a small bow to add to card front as well.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List


  1. What a beautiful card! I love all of that gold and that beautiful die cut! Very elegant! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. This is so soft and pretty! Love that die cut! Glad you joined us at FMS!


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