Saturday, August 19, 2017

Altenew Post--The Versatility of Layered Blossom Cover Dies!

Hello friends!

warning: heavy photo post

After taking a break from my traveling, I am happy to be back over Altenew Card Blog to share my latest creations!

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You can also purchase these dies separately over Altenew here and Simon Says Stamp here

This set of cover dies have just the right amount of space and opening. If you can do simple die cutting, you will not be disappointed with the results that you achieve. Like most Altenew Cover Dies, you can use each cover die (whether it's A or B) alone or both. My examples will illustrate and help you see the versatility of these cover dies. 
Altenew_Layered BlossomDie_A+B_Virginia #1


For my first card, I used the Cover Die A and Cover Die B. To get the colors to my liking, I inked up each small area with a small sponge. I love color-blending with Altenew Inks.  The inks I used for this card are Pocketful of Sunshine Oval Set, Warm and Cozy Oval Set, Tropical Forest Oval Set and Sea Shore Oval Set.

Altenew_Layered BlossomDie_A+B_Virginia #2


 To prevent the colors getting into the other unwanted area, I used some small scrap paper to cover up as I sponged along. This may seem tedious, but it really is well worth the effort. Can you believe that this card requires zero stamping? The sentiment are from the Inline Alphabet Die Set and Script Words Die Set. I even took a short cut and used the 6x6 Reflection Paper Pad for the word "love".

Altenew_Layered BlossomDie_APlate_Virginia #3

My Next card shows how you can use the delicate Layered Blossom Cover Die A to create an intricate design.
Altenew_Layered BlossomDie_APlate_Virginia #1 

To keep the color scheme simple and elegant, I applied the new Deep Blue Seas Oval Set and used each shades of blue to its full potential.
Altenew_Layered BlossomDie_APlate_Virginia #2

 I also took some drastic cut and trimmed off a few sections and edges off the Cover Die A. The sentiment from Crafty Friends seems perfectly fitting.

My last card is all about the Layered Blossom Cover Die B.
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You may not see it clearly, but I did use the Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder. Not only it makes this project shine, it also blocks off the pink/orange and blue. Again, there's no stamping involved. The "thanks" sentiment is from The New Day Card Kit.

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I truly hope these 3 cards give you some inspiration and that you can maximize the use of each/both cover dies. Thank you for reading this long post.

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If you can visit Altenew Card Blog and leave me some love there, it will be much appreciated.
See you soon again!

11 comments:

conil said...

For one of your first posts back, you've outdone yourself. Very informative and inspirational. The variety of looks you manage to get with these dies is amazing. They're all so different and beautiful.

Denise Bryant said...

Love all these variations! Beautiful cards!

Harriet said...

Wonderful cards. I am very partial to the blue one and the orange/yellow. So bright and interesting.

Dawn Turley said...

Great tutorial on these cover plates. I was a bit unsure how to use so haven't bought them. Your cards are totally inspiring Virginia. Thanks for sharing

Shelly said...

These are all gorgeous, Virginia! Love!

Lisa Elton said...

You are amazing Virginia, these are divine!

Sheila H said...

So beautiful!

Barb Ghig said...

You've done an amazing job showcasing these cover dies, Virginia! I love how you blended your inks, too...Gorgeous cards!

lostinpaper said...

ALL so wonderful Virginia!

Sue LD said...

These are beautiful!

Greta said...

Beautiful work, Virginia! Some day I plan to get at least one set of the Altenew cover dies.