May Flowers Silhouette

Thank you card by Natalie Lapakko with Irresistibly Floral DSP and May Flowers Thinlit dies from Stampin' Up!

May Flowers Silhouette

This card showcases some of the thinlit dies in the May Flowers Framelit Dies. Framelits are dies that frame a stamped image from a coordinating stamp set (such as the Falling Flowers set). Thinlits are dies that cut out a more complicated shape to create images that can stand on their own without any stamped image at all.

The flower and leaf thinlit dies from May Flowers look quite striking when they are cut out in black silhouetted against a light colored background. I especially like them against the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the stamp set. This paper features white embossed images on white paper, which gets really exciting when you get to add your own ink in whatever colors and patterns you want.

I made one simpler version and then decided to step it up just a little by adding an additional white layer. Which one do you like best?

Thank you featuring May Flowers Framelits and Irresistibly Floral DSP from Stampin' Up! Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Challenge Inspiration

This card was inspired by Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #73!


Thank you so much to the Stamp Ink Paper team, especially Maggie, who selected my Jolly Friends card from last week as the challenge winner! I would play along with challenges even if there wasn’t a winner, because I get so much inspiration from the design team’s examples and the other participant’s cards, but to be called out as a winner is so special! I am incredibly honored!

Card by Natalie Lapakko, features May Flowers Framelits and Irresistibly Floral DSP by Stampin' Up!

Balance Tip

Did you notice that cute little heart shape next to the sentiment? I finally got my hands on some of Stampin’ Up!’s enamel shapes and they are just SO fun. This is my first card (of many, I’m sure) to use them! Small embellishments like these, rhinestones, and pearls help a lot when you are trying to bring balance to your card. If you need just a hint more visual weight on one side, a tiny embellishment does just the trick!

Card Directions

  1. Basic Black card base option: Cut a Basic Black card base and a piece of Irresistibly Floral DSP that is 1/4″ (0.6 cm) smaller.
  2. Whisper White card base option: Cut a Whisper White card base, a Basic Black panel that is 3/4″ (1.8 cm) smaller than the card base, and a piece of Irresistibly Floral DSP that is 7/8″ (2.1 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Cut a strip of Basic Black cardstock 3/4″ (1.8 cm) tall and the same width as the DSP.
  4. Cut a leaf and flower out of Basic Black using the May Flowers Framelits.
  5. Cover your workspace, then sponge Bermuda Bay onto the Irresistibly Floral DSP in a large “S”. I use small circular motions with a sponge to apply ink. Starting off the edge of the page helps you avoid a dark splotch when you first set down the sponge.
  6. Sponge Pool Party into the remaining white areas.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the What I Love stamp set onto the Basic Black strip using Whisper White Kraft ink. I also used a white gel pen to make the letters a little crisper. Alternately, emboss the sentiment in white if you like the look of slightly raised letters.
  8. Adhere all the layers with white glue or snail. Adhere the thinlits with glue dots (folded in half if they are too large).
  9. Add a Bermuda Bay heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes next to the sentiment.

Thank you card with May Flowers Framelits and Irresistibly Floral DSP from Stampin' Up! Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Pretty Cool Color Combination

Pool Party and Bermuda Bay are on the cool side of the color wheel. These colors tend to be a little more mellow and make people feel a little more relaxed than warm colors do. It’s one of the reasons there is so much light blue in medical gloves and masks and such. Could you imagine a dentist leaning over your face with a bright orange mask instead of a light blue one? I like going to the dentist and that thought is a little alarming even for me.

Color combination: Basic Black, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!


Cardstock: Basic Black (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White Kraft (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: What I Love (retired) (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: May Flower Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: sponge, white gel pen, Brights Enamel Accents (c) Stampin’ Up!

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0 thoughts on “May Flowers Silhouette”

  1. Natalie I love cards that are black and white with a pop of one color! Yours is gorgeous, love the shading of the background you created. So glad you shared with us this week at Stamp Ink Paper!

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