Cover Plate: 4 Ways with Natalia

by Natalia

Hello, everyone. Natalia here. I love using cover plate dies in my projects and today I want to share with you four fun ways of using Dotted Patterns: Loops | Creative Dies. There are many more ways to use this die, but today I would like to show you my favorites.

1. Frame

This die set includes a frame die, which I like to use separately from cover plate, because this frame can be used by itself in any project. In this project though I used a frame die from Dotted Patterns Set – 1 | Creative Dies set to create a frame with windows. For this card I inked a panel with blue shades of distress inks. Next I cut the frame out of grey cardstock. I stamped Together We Bloom | Clear Stamp Set on vellum with white and golden embossing powder and die cut everything using coordinating dies. I heat embossed the sentiment from Blooming Bunch | Clear Stamp Set on black cardstock using white embossing powder and cut it out with scissors. I adhered everything together and decorated with Clear Round Drops.

2. Using negative

First I inked the panel with mint and pink shades of distress inks of mint. Next I heat embossed images from Floral Trimmings | Clear Stamp Set using white embossing powder. I die cut circles using cover die from Dotted Patterns: Loops | Creative Dies and a smaller white panel using die from Dotted Patterns Set – 1 | Creative Dies. I glued circles to the white panel and adhered it onto a card base. I heat embossed words best and ever from Best Ever | Clear Stamp Set on a light grey cardstock and word friend on black cardstock using white embossing powder. To finish it off I added some Clear Round Drops.

3. Shaker

I inked a panel with different shades of distress inks. Next I stamped images from Hello Alice and colored it with alcohol markers. I stamped puddle image onto a piece of vellum using silver embossing powder and die cut all the images with coordinating dies.

Next I die cut a window panel using cover plate from Dotted Patterns: Loops | Creative Dies from both inked panel and white foam. I filled my shaker with gorgeous Studio Katia embellishments.

I have put all the elements of my shaker together and added a white on black heat embossed sentiment from And The Fox Says | Clear Stamp Set.

4. Partial die-cutting

I inked a panel with mint shades of distress inks. Next I marked a middle on the cover die from Dotted Patterns: Loops | Creative Dies with washi tape, which helped me to cut windows only in lower part of the panel. I created a shaker using white foam and filled it with 3MM Majestic Sequins. Next I heat embossed a bouquet image onto a piece of vellum using white embossing powder and fussy cut it by hand. I heat embossed a sentiment from And The Fox Says | Clear Stamp Set using silver embossing powder on grey cardstock and adhered the image and the sentiment strip onto my card.

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Trina P. March 5, 2018 - 8:53 pm

Fantastic cards and ideas. Love your ink blending and the colours. ?

carol March 6, 2018 - 10:21 am

WOW! Four fabulous techniques for using this die set – and several other products, too! The circles, in all versions, add such a special touch! Your cards are amazing and inspiring! You’ve just increased the length of my wish list *grin*

Deborah Wilson March 10, 2018 - 12:28 pm

Love your cards!!! The dotted circle cut outs are great and I like the colors used with the distress inks too.


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