Techniques With Thinlets

By | 08/09/2016

I wanted to share two quick ideas that you can use to give your intricate thinlets die cuts an interesting little twist!

Techniques with Thinlets from Stamping Imperfection

This Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper is my absolute favorite in this year’s annual catalog.  I love the color combination and I adore the watercolor effect that it has.  It just has that hand painted look and I do love floral papers!

My cards are the same basic layout with the exception of the added mat layer on the card on the right.  I used a piece of designer paper cut at 2 x 4″ and added some of the new Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set.

I played with two techniques for the butterfly die cuts.  On the left I randomly colored the die cut with my Stampin’ Write Markers in colors to match the desginer paper.  On the right, I covered the butterfly with clear Wink of Stella.  (The banner punch…is covering a smudge!)

Techniques with Thinlets from Stamping Imperfection

I really like how this looks colored in after the fact.  It just added a little extra something to the butterfly.  If I had had more time, I would have colored it in some sort of pattern so the two wings matched.  To be honest, I’m just not patient enough for that kind of detail when I’m playing around with a technique.

One tip on this:  Use your marker to color along the inside edge of each cut out area.  You can see some spots that i did not do that in this very up close photo.  Those little white spots feel like the age spots I see when I look in a magnifying mirror!  That is one detail I will be fussier about next time.


Techniques with Thinlets from Stamping Imperfection

In this photo, you can see the little glitter sparkles that you get from the Wink of Stella.  The clear is very subtle in a photo, but in person it’s a WOW! look.  I’m going to try it with the gold Wink of Stella next time because that is a lot bolder and it will show up better.

I’ve used the Dual Banner Punch here because my sentiment smudged when I first stamped it.  This was an easy fix and I have a video on that for you on my YouTube channel!


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Have some fun and experiment with colors and techniques with those extra die cuts you have sitting on  your craft table.  See what interesting ideas you can come up with!!!

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2 thoughts on “Techniques With Thinlets

  1. Ramsey

    Love your cards!!!! I will have to go play with the butterfly again! You made me laugh this morning. As one who is trying to grow old gracefully and naturally age spots are the worst! So glad we can get rid of them in some areas of life!!! And it’s good to see that others have to fix smudges also! Thanks!


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