Monday, February 24, 2020

Stretch Those Cover Dies

Hello friends!

As a crafter, we love to use what we have and of course, we lust for items that we do not already own.
We also pay attention to what we purchase (well, at least we try...). ๐Ÿ˜„
Cover Dies are one of the most expensive kind of dies that there is on the market. 
It really is good to have many ways of using Cover Dies since it will likely never break (bonus)!  The more you use the covcer dies, the more you save... well, not quite, but you get the idea. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜
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Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.  
Vincent van Gogh

 My card today is one of those "small things" that I am attempting. I thought of the extra ways to add textures and colors with the Ornate Cover Die.  I am using Simply The Best Stamp Set for this design.
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As you can see, I added the largest petal with the Ornate Cover Die (inked with the same colors as the flowers). I also incorporated the the cover die into the small flower center. This way, the flowers look more cohesive and complete.
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 Believe it or not, there are more ways in using cover dies. I have more to share in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned. I hope my exercise in using the Ornate Cover Die sparks your creativity !
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edited: I colored the cover die with Gelli Plate first and then die cut the flower together and ran them both through the die cut machine. This would ensure the flower and cover die cut exactly like they should.

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MadeByMeghanK said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this idea

Karthikha said...

What a beautiful and creative take!! I love this ornate die! <3

Betty said...

what a great idea, Virginia - love the idea and your card!! said...

Lovely card and a super idea! How many of us have cover plates
that we only use one way - the original way!

Linda BL said...

Great idea. I would never have thought of putting ink on a cover die. Did you add the ink and then use your MISTI for pressure or lay the card stock on the inked surface?

Virginia L. said...

Thanks SO much, everyone! Sometimes I thought my crazy ideas are not all that great! Haha! You seem to like it and find it interesting. So, that's good.
Linda BL: you can do either way. I colored the cover die with Gelli Plate first and then die cut the flower together and ran them both through the die cut machine. Hope that makes sense. said...

You WOW me!!! SO little but what a bang up idea!!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun look for the flowers. The cover dies are awesome, and it's great to get a different use from them.

Harriet said...

I have no cover dies; however, your post makes me think I should buy at least one.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Very clever way to add texture to your flower petals and centers, Virginia! Just love this card!!

Sue D said...

Love this idea of looking at our supplies in unique ways.

Dawn T said...

Totally awesome way to use the cover die Virginia. Very impressive

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the results of the combined look.

ionabunny said...

I love cover dies. Your idea here is awesome. Hugz

Maura said...

Beautiful card, Virgina - love the colors and design, and ALWAYS love new ways to use cover plate dies!!!