Thankful – stripey negative die-cut


Hi there!

Today’s card is one that I intended to give to my friend Tracy, to thank her for the wonderful times I had at her classes. She’s such a great lady, and a great demo 🙂

To create a negative die cut with a striped background, you just have to cut several strips of different colours of paper and stick them on a thin piece of paper. Then you mount your negative die-cut paper, with all the little bits and pieces from the letters (“h”, “k”, etc) that you’ll have to put back in place with a tiny bit of foam tape. Tricky when this tiny bit sticks to your finger more than to the paper, but it’s worth it 😉 A few clear sequins complete the card.

Shimmer and Shine - Thankful (negative die-cut)


So my card is (almost) full of Stampin’Up products in Tracy’s honour, and I tried to get out of my comfort zone with the colours. Not easy… I was not happy at first and I’ve done what I learnt works best for me in this case : leave this card for a day or two, do something else, and the crafting Mojo will kick back with an idea to get it better!

Shimmer and Shine - Thankful (negative die-cut)

And that’s what happened once again. I had first layered my word on a white card base and found it was a bit too blend, not a happy card at all. Then I tried to mount it on a Calypso Coral and shazam! There it worked 🙂 Nice and cheery!

Supplies :

  • Dies : Stampin’Up Thinlit Expression Word die (I’m not sure they’re available anymore, sorry)
  • White and yellow cardstocks from my stash, Stampin’Up Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
  • Sequins from the Craft Factory

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely day 🙂


5 thoughts on “Thankful – stripey negative die-cut

  1. Anita in France says:

    What a fun card … the font of the die cut word is so playful and I love the sense of extra movement you’ve created with the sequins! Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment a few weeks ago. The link from your comment took me to an unused blog, so I couldn’t come back to you at the time. But I’ve been watching out for you … and finally found you! Enjoyed meandering through your lovely work! Anita 🙂


    • delphine says:

      Thank you Anita 🙂
      I know for the link, I can’t change it but I don’t know why 😦 Anyway, well done for finding me, you’re a very good internet detective 😉 hope to see your cards soon in another challenge, when I’ll have more time ^^


  2. Linda Harris says:

    Hi Delphine, only just found the piece of paper with your blog name (we met at Tracy’s class). Lovely card- its amazing how the mat/layering can make an image pop. Good luck with the move.


    • delphine says:

      Hello Linda 🙂 How good to hear from you again! Thanks, the move was not an easy one this time, and we still have a lot to do (and crafting is at the end of the list, I’m afraid…). Hope to be back soon with interesting news 🙂 xx


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