Hi, do you love cover plate dies but aren’t sure how to use them? I am challenging myself to find new ways to use these cover plate dies. There is a separate playlist on YouTube for Stretch Your Dies. This card is also a video tutorial and you can watch the process here.
I die cut the Flower Burst coverplate die from Bristol card and did my best to keep all the pieces in the die. Turning the die cut face down to place purple tape all along the back. Now, I can turn the die over and pop in all the die cut pieces in their correct area.
I use Bristol card so I can use the Carnivale collection of inks with water for a loose watercoloured look. Using Mardi Gras, All That Jazz, Limencello, Samba and Coral Cabana ink colours. Pushing down on the closed ink pad to transfer some ink to the lid. Then use a paintbrush and water to colour the flowers. Cover the whole of this panel with colour, and leave it to dry.
MAKING THE CARD
Next, I die cut another Flower Burst die from bright white card. The Catherine Pooler card is bright white premium card. It is 8.5 x 11 and alcohol friendly. (If you use another ink other than the CP Midnight ink – you may need to heat set your stamping before colouring with alcohol markers).
I use a pre-folded card base and adhere a sheet of double sided tape adhesive to cover the front of the card. Remove part of the backing and line up the white die cut to the corner. Then remove the rest of the backing paper and ease the die down into the adhesive.
IN LAY TECHNIQUE
Start with the larger flowers, I take each coloured piece from the Bristol card to the card base with the adhesive. Each piece pops in just like a jigsaw puzzle. I focus on the flowers and swirls. Between moving the die cut Flower Burst from my die cutting machine to my craft desk, I did lose a few of the smaller pieces.
To cover the exposed adhesive on the card base, I poured on some glitter by Nuvo. I placed a piece of printer paper on my desk to try and keep the glitter contained to this area. Covering the card with glitter twice to make sure that all the areas are covered.
I want to make sure that the glitter is securely adhesive down. I use the backing from the adhesive sheet to cover the card, and use a bone folder to burnish the glitter into the adhesive. Wiping the card with a duster cloth to pick up any loose glitter, and to clean any glitter from my desk.
FINISHING THE CARD
The sentiment is from So Happy stamp by Catherine Pooler. I stamp the big “Happy” below “Today, let’s just be” in black ink onto a banner. Obviously there is glitter behind where I place the sentiment so I use some strong scor tape to make sure that it is secure.
I still have the coloured die cut that I can use on another card. I will turn it into a card and share a photograph on Instagram.
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Flower Burst Cover plate die
All That Jazz ink pad & refill
Mardi Gras ink pad & refill
Samba ink pad & refill
Coral Cabana ink pad & refill
Limoncello ink pad & refill
Carnivale Mini ink collection
Midnight Ink pad & refill
Mini Midnight ink pad
Pre-folded card base
Premium white card
Double Sided Adhesive sheet
Acrylic Grid Stamping Blocks