The “Negative” Side of Flourish Thinlits Dies!

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Dies & Bunch of Banners Framelits Die Friend Card Idea - Mary Fish Stampin Pretty

This post has a very positive attitude but focuses on the “negative” side of Stampin’ Up! Flourish Thinlits Dies!  Last week I used the pretty die cut stem to create this card (below).  Today’s card uses the “negative” piece that remained from the die cut!  Think of all the beautiful color combinations possible!

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases & Flourish Thinlits Dies Cards - Mary Fish StampinUp

This week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA305) and the color combination chosen by Windy Ellard were my inspiration.  Check out what the PPA design team has created with these colors and play along here.

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge PPA305


  • Yum!  The Whisper White die cut layer is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals to add even more depth and texture.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Dies & Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies Friend Card Ideas - Mary Fish Stampin Pretty

  • You Gotta Love Photopolymer!  Photopolymer (clear, “see through”) stamps make precise placement a snap.  I layered Fabulous Friend (Banners for You Photopolymer stamp set, Annual Catalog p. 79) over the sweet stitched border (Birthday Banners Photopolymer stamp set, Annual Catalog p. 15).
Banners for you Stampin Up

Banners for You Photopolymer Stamp Set
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Birthday Banners Stamp Set

Birthday Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set
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  • Both these stamp sets coordinate with the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  I used the Big Shot Magnetic Platform to keep the die in place when cropping the sentiment.
Bunch of Banners Framelits Stampin Up

Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies
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  • The final touches are two Pool Party coordinating dots from Subtles Enamel Shapes on either side of the sentiment.
  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo below shows key products for today’s Flourish Thinlits Dies friend card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Dies & Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies Friend Card Idea - Mary Fish Stampin Pretty Supply List

  • I adore this alternate idea using the Banners for You photopolymer stamp set and Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up!  Cool thing!  Save 10% when you purchase them together!

Stampin Up Bunch of Banners Framelits Banners for You


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  1. Oh wow! Such a stunning card, Mary! Simple and elegant. I like your use of the negative image. I’m definitely gonna start saving all of those and use them, too, from now on.

  2. Such a pretty card, Mary! And you have your little enamel shapes tucked in there – so cutel

  3. Clever, clever, Negative, never! Love your card Mary. Sweet, simple and full of meaning. TFS!

  4. LOVE the neg image…so clean and crisp with the banner perfectly placed…you rocked the color challenge this week!

  5. Outstanding….love love love the negative of this set. I have it on my “Wish List”

  6. Michelle Quinno

    This is gorgeous! And a brilliant way to use the negative!

  7. Mary, such a simple but stunning card! The banner is perfect as well.

  8. I’m loving this idea! The two shades of blue you used looks good too. Thanks for sharing your cards.

  9. Love what you did what the negative part of the die cut. Had never thought about using the negative of a die cut.. Great card, Mary.

  10. I love all the possibilities for color combinations . . . even black and Melon Mambo would be luscious!

  11. Kadie in Arizona

    Positively PERFECT Mary. Great use of something that normally we pitch out.

  12. Ramsey Alexander

    Love this card! You got me a first with the title. I thought “negative”??? No way there is a negative with Stampin Up!

  13. This is a beautiful card using the negative of the awesome flourish thinlit. I love today’s color combo and with the Island Indigo showing through the negative, it makes a stunning card. Have a great day!

  14. LOVE how you showcased both the positive and negative elements to the fantastic Flourish thinlits! Will be pinning both of these cards side by side to show its versatility. Simply gorgeous!!

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