Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Stretch The Cover Die

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This is one of the newer cover dies from Altenew.
Today's post is my 1st take on it. Honestly, I was daunted by the smaller pieces of this cover die.
So, I took an easy way out.... 😁


I love using cover die for dry-embossing, that is a well-known fact now.
Good things are worth repeating, so here I go again.

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You only need a Tan Embossing Mat (Spellbinders)and let the die cut machine do the magic!
Other than dry-embossing the cover die with the Tan Embossing Mat, I also die cut the cover die along with Bristol paper. I then water-colored the tinny flowers and leaves.

Ding---> this is the beauty of the cover die! You can use it for background and have your die cut images to match. (Who said that you can't have your cake and eat it, too!!?) 😉

Using pattern paper is also another good way to bring out the colors. For instance, my watercolored flowers and leave are a bit too soft on their own, so I added pattern paper and a strip of silver to accentuate the colors. It worked!

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Linda BL said...

Love your card with the new Spring Shower cover die. What a clever way to use the die! I love the overall pattern in white and the addition of the water color elements from the die. Thanks for showing us how to use dies in different ways. Your blog emailed to me is the first thing I look at when I check my emails. Thanks for the inspiration you bring each morning!

Sue D said...

Another beauty! Love the matching embossed background and floral embellishments, and your colors and layout are wonderful.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I had the same thought about so many small pieces, but embossing it gives such a great design and texture for your background!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

What a bright beauty Virginia! Love this.

conil said...

Loved this die so much I bought it. Now, I just have to use it. I believe you've inspired me to do just that with this lovely card. Thanks for sharing it.

Sue Washburne said...

Lovely card! I have the Spring Shower cover die and look forward to trying this technique.

Harriet said...

This die could be overwhelming, but you created a lovely card using the die two ways. Dry embossing and so creatively.....painting the die cuts. So brilliant, plus you created a card that looks like Spring ... color and texture.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love that cover die embossed into white, Virginia! So pretty with the watercolored flowers atop!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the embossed background.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Gorgeous card! Definitely something I will have to play with more. I love that you showed multiple uses on one card for this one die. Keep repeating what you are doing because you make beautiful cards!!

Daria Z. said...

Just beautiful, Virginia! I love that die - it's on my wish list. You have demonstrated it's versatility beautifully.