Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Another Fun Twist with Cover Die

Hello friends! 

I am popping in with another take with cover dies.
But first, I also want to share how I used this stencil Leaves and Berries. 
Previously, I share this post with cover die and this is kind of a follow-up. 

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I am sure this "Dry-embossing with the Cover Die" Technique (Circle Quilt Cover Die) is likely nothing new.
However, in case you have not yet tried this, this post will hopefully inspired you to.
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To start, I used the Leaves and Berries Stencil and applied inks all over the leaves and berries. 
You can use any colors with this stencil. I chose minty green and red.
For the letterpress effect with the cover die, you will need the tan mat. It's the sturdy light brown rubber piece that you sandwich in between the die and plate. 
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One trick to avoid the paper warping is to spray a spritz of water. This prevents the paper to crack. Of course, you likely need the thicker kind of card stock. I used 110 lb paper and it works beautifully.
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It is definitely a GOOD idea to test out a piece of card stock before you try your stamped/stenciled image. I would have been really sad if the paper cracked on me after running this through the die cut machine.....  About the sentiment, it is from "Festive Trees" and hand-stitched with "String Art Rectangles". All products and the new Metallic Pan Set are listed below. Affiliate links are applied at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.


Hope you enjoy this post! Thanks so much for stopping by! 


MelissaF said...

Beautiful card, so much texture and interest in this one layer with the stenciled leaves and berries and dry embossed patterns.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Brilliant card! Love the stencil, and the effect
of the combination of both the stencil and the
cover die!

Sue D said...

This is beautiful. Love this technique.

Karthikha said...

I always keep forgetting about this technique!! Should try it next time, thank you for the beautiful inspiration :)

whoistracy said...

Just love how this looks like a quilt! So pretty.

Linda BL said...

How pretty! I agree with the commenter before me, it does look like a quilt. Love all the texture you got when dry embossing with the cover die. The leaves and barriers are a lovely addition. I just got the string art rectangles so will be collecting ideas like the hand stitching on this card.

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MadeByMeghanK said...

Ooooo I love the embossed look!

Daria Z. said...

Such a lovely card, Virginia! It looks like a warm, cozy Christmas quilt to me.

conil said...

Now, see, this is just like you to combine stenciling and dry embossing with a cover die. Two things that I love. It looks amazing especially with the sentiment stitched by hand.

Denise Bryant said...

Love that pretty stencil and the design from the cover plate! Pretty card!

Dawn T said...

Very pretty Virginia. Using the cover plate dies as embossing really is a cool technique.

I Card Everyone said...

Virginia, I think reviving this technique was brilliant - and such a fabulous way to add something special to a nearly one layer card! Gorgeous!!