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Welcome back crafty friends! I have some inspiration to share today using cover plate dies. Cover plate dies are very versatile. You can not only die cut them from cardstock or glitter cardstock but you can also use them as stencils, embossing folders or make them pop with a little ink blending which is what I’ll be doing today.


You can view the tutorial down below or HERE on Youtube.

For my cards today, I’ll be using the Snowflake Cover Plate from Gina K Designs which is a part of the Winter Whimsy card kit but you could use this technique with any cover plates you have in your stash. I love the details of the Snowflake cover plate die and it makes perfect holiday cards.

Be sure the check out my VIDEO for die cutting tips.

I’m using white cardstock and Tranquil Teal cardstock for my two panels.

Using my panel I die cut from Tranquil Teal cardstock I will ink blend In The Navy.

It’s as simple as that! That little bit of ink blending adds so much to your die cut panels.

For both backgrounds, I am using Perfect Pearls to add a hint of shimmer.

I’m decorating the front of the card with an image from the Star Flowers stamp set. To match my background, I stamped the image in Turquoise Sea and Tranquil Teal. I heat embossed the details in gold embossing powder.

The sentiment is the Perfect Sentiments Holiday hot foil plate from Pinkfresh Studio. I have about 30 of these all finished from a previous project and thought this is a great time to use them up. The foiling of the sentiment works beautifully with the background.

I added a layer of cardstock behind my die cut panel using Master Layouts 2 and Sea Glass cardstock.

This next card really grabs your attention! I die cut the panel from white cardstock and ink blended Innocent Pink, Cherry Red and Dark Chocolate.

By keeping the center the light color and the darkest colors on the edges, it draws your eye in to the center which is where I put the sentiment.

This sentiment comes from the Holiday Greetings sheets die cut with the Sentiment Strips die.

Both designs use the same technique but yet look very different. Something as simple as ink blending really steps up the panels!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!


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  1. Wow! What a lovely idea 😁😁😁

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