Embossing With Layered Thinlit Dies

By | 01/31/2018

Today I discovered that I’ve been spelling Thinlits wrong.  I’ve been spelling it with an “e”.  Go figure!   Why has no one corrected me?  I hope that error has not been driving you crazy for the last 5 years!  So sorry if it has.  The future will be better.

On to my card…today is the start of the Paper Craft Crew Challenge this week and it is a most interesting sketch challenge.  I had to think about it for 2 days before deciding what I was going to do.

You should stop by the Paper Craft Crew this week and see what the other members of the design team have come up with.  What a talented group!  It is my honor to be a member of that team!

Here is my card:

Stamping Imperfection Embossing with Layered Thinlit Dies


I hope that you said “Oooohhhh!” when you saw it.  I really like this card.

If you read my post yesterday, you know that the glitter washi tape is inspired by my die cutting class instructor.  The stamp set is from Altenew and it is the Build A Flower: Carnation set.  I was very happy with my stamp layering on this card.

I’ve been practicing layering the various flower sets.  Some of them are more challenging than others.  I’ve purchased several of them to practice with.  (That was how I justified my purchases…yes.  Plural.  I. Must. Practice!)

How can you be an expert papercrafter if you haven’t tried all the stuff??

Here is the close up of the technique I used on this card.  This is embossing with my Circle Layered Framelits using a silicone pad in place of the bottom cutting plate.


Stamping Imperfection Embossing with Layered Thinlit Dies


I think that is a fun effect.  Again, another use for my dies that just gives me more for my money!  I love that.

The Hello die sentiment is from Catherine Pooler.  So pretty!  Her inks and her clear blocks are to die for.  She used to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and now she has her own company.  She has a line of stamps and inks that are fabulous.  She’s employed some of the best things from Stampin’ Up! and added her own touches.  Her ink pads are the foam pads like Stampin’ Up! has.

I LOVE Stampin’ Up!’s ink pads.  They are the best.  The foam pads are amazing to stamp with and they give perfect stamped images.  Catherine Pooler’s do the same.  She does not have the full range of colors…yet, but she is on her way.  She’s got some great bright colors.  They blend and layer beautifully like the Stampin’ Up! inks as well.

Stampin’ Up! inks have impressed me because I feel like I can do so many techniques with them that I can’t do with inks from other places.  They blend well, you can watercolor with them, they layer beautifully, and the selection of colors is AMAZING!  I love that the papers, ribbons, markers, embellishments…you name it, it all coordinates.  Love that.  It takes the work out of picking out supplies.

I have always loved Stampin’ Up!’s clear blocks as well.  They are nice and thick with curved edges and an indent in the center around the sides that makes them comfortable to hold.  The only thing I wish they had was grid marks printed on the top.  Along comes Catherine Pooler with her new clear blocks…perfect like the Stampin’ Up! ones with the thick block, curved edges and indents along the sides AND GRIDS PRINTED ON THEM!  I ordered a couple of every size.  I love them.  Sigh.

Here is the interesting sketch for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge for the week…what would you create with this?

Please play along with us this week!  Consider making a card, posting it on Facebook or Instagram and linking it to our blog.



Paper Craft Crew


I flipped some things around, but you can see why the glitter tape worked and why I picked this die/emboss technique that I used.  You can also see why I needed all those iridescent sequins on my card.

Here is another look at my pretty card…

Stamping Imperfection Embossing with Layered Thinlit Dies


I love those sequins.  They are iridescent.  So pretty.

Supply List

Remember that Stampin’ Up! is having a SALE!  For every $50 that you purchase in product, you get to select one free Sale-A-Bration item.  They have some really great things to choose from!!!  (I have not played with that stuff enough yet either!)



Here is the supply list for the Stampin’ Up! Products that you can purchase in my online store at mystampingstore.com!

Big Shot


Here are some affiliate links to the products Stampin’ Up! does not carry, but that I’ve fallen in love with!




Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy crafting!  Remember to embrace the imperfections!

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