Saturday, October 26, 2019

Add a Fun Twist with Cover Dies (Altenew Post)

 Hello friends!
Today's my turn to share a project with you over Altenew Card Blog.

It give me great joy to share my love of cover dies. There are many kinds of dies in the market and cover dies are one of the most popular kinds. They give instant and beautiful results! What's not to love? I am sharing a fun twist with using the cover dies! Perhaps this will help jump start with your creativity and re-discover ways of using cover dies.
I am using Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Dies as my example.
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I started out with creating a super colorful watercolor paper.
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This was made easy thanks to Altenew Watercolor Brush Refills. You can use any Altenew Watercolor medium ( Watercolor Brush Markers or  the Altenew 36 Watercolor Pan Set).

 It is always fun to create your own colorful paper as you can never duplicate the exact colors every time. The key to successful mixing is to let each color dry and add another colored layer. There is no right or wrong in this. It all depend how saturated that you want in your paper. I do find it helpful to spray tiny bit of water to facilitate the color mix and dabbed away the unwanted brown spots with a piece of paper towel on hand.

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 Once the paper is dry, I ran the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die through the die cut machine. This resulted gorgeous dotty textures. I then cut the Gold Foil Card Stock to the same size as the watercolor paper and die cut it. I cut out the middle sections of the gold paper and adhered it over the card stock with foam tape.

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 The stamped Build-a Flower-Hellebore was then added over the Gold Foil Card Stock.  I then stamped the sentiment ("Simply The Best " ) in Obsidian Pigment Ink.

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I love the continuity of the  Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Dies gives . The debossed gold paper really adds that WOW factor to the vibrant textured background. I hope today's post give you some inspiration with your cover dies. 
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conil said...

Glorious color on this card and the addition of both the foil cardstock and cover die impression takes it to a whole different level. Beautiful.

Mrsfish02 said...

Love the colors and all the textures. That dotty cover plate looks gorgeous. Especially on that gold foil. Thanks for sharing this...

Vikki H said...

Bravo~love it!

Karthikha said...

Colorful and so beautiful! Love the gold! :)

Sue D said...

Pretty background and I like the strip of gold.

Denise Bryant said...

Love that design!

allieangel said...

I love the card you made. The gold is a beautiful accent. I love the new pan of watercolors.