Stampin’ Up! Combo of Flourishing Phrases & Flourish Thinlits


I’m back with another idea for using the Flourish Thinlits Dies and the stamp set Flourishing Phrases (purchase both as a bundle and save 10%)!  This is another card straight from the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  It really is quite easy to assemble and I love the combination of colors that were used.

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Intricate Pieces Using Flourish Thinlits Dies


Several days ago I shared a card I made using the stamp set Flourishing Phrases (you can see it here).  This stamp set can be purchased separately or as a bundle with the Flourish Thinlits Dies at a savings of 10%.  The Flourish Thinlits Dies were used to make this card from the Stampin’ Up! home office and the greeting is a part of Flourishing Phrases.

A watercolor wash was created on watercolor paper and then the thinlits pieces were adhered.  The pieces behind the watercolor paper are stamped in Crushed Curry (I’m guessing this is what was used) and were cut out by hand as the thinlits only cut out the intricate shapes shown.

In case you were wondering, the tool at the bottom of the picture just came out in the Annual Catalog.  It’s a brush that specifically helps release excess paper from the die.


Here’s how to use it:

1. Run the die through the Big Shot.
2. Place the die face-down on the foam pad.
3. Roll the brush over the die.

Product List – The supplies used to make this card are listed below. To place an order, simply click any of the products.

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Flourishing Phrases Thank You Card


Happy Monday!  I hope your day is going well!

Have you heard of the Whole30?  Today’s Day 1 for me! It’s a 30 day program aimed at changing eating habits and for me, slaying the Sugar Dragon!  I do love my sweets but for the next 30 days, no sugar!! But I do get to eat lots of fruits, vegetables and proteins.  If you’ve done the program, I’d love to hear about your experience!

Onto my card for today!  I love the look of ink blending but for me, it’s been a little difficult mastering the technique but I really do think I’m improving.  To create my card, I embossed the flourish from Flourishing Phrases onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I started blending Rose Red, Watermelon Wonder and Daffodil Delight onto my paper.  Once that was completed, I stamped and punched out my sentiment and added some sparkle with rhinestones!


Flourishing Phrases stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Below are the products I used to make my card.  The Flourishing Phrases stamp set can be purchased individually or as a bundle with the Flourish Thinlits (10% savings).  The bundles are also listed in my product list.

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Heat Tool


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Watercolor Flowers

Hi Friends!

Watercolor Flowers Thank You

Today’s card is one that I made weeks ago but am just now sharing.  It started as an experiment to see the different looks I could get by stamping the flowers in different ways.   I knew I wanted the flowers to have a watercolor effect but I wasn’t quite sure the best way to achieve that look.  I tried putting ink from my stamp pad directly onto a large acrylic block and then spraying the block with a fine mist of water.  I then tapped my stamp onto the block but by the time I stamped it onto my paper, it was too watery looking.

Here’s what I did to achieve the results I liked.  First, I inked my stamp in the stamp pad and then sprayed my stamp three times with my water mister.  If I did it more than that, it was too watery and I didn’t like the look I achieved with less than three spritzes.  Of course, each water mister will perform differently.  I found that if I then stamped my paper with a light touch, I liked the effect better than pressing down hard.  If you decide to give this a try, I recommend experimenting as I did. You’ll find what you like best!

Watercolored Flowers up close

I fussy cut each flower out with my paper snips and then added a White Perfect Accents to the center of each one.  The Pacific Point flowers were adhered to my paper with Snail and the Cucumber Crush one has a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back.

I’ve listed the supplies I used below.  I did NOT use the Thinlit dies that go with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  I’ve listed the bundles though in case you are interested in a 10% discount if you purchase them together.

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