Sunday, April 21, 2019

Fun With Cover Dies Take 2...

Hi! I am back with my third card using cover dies. The first card was with the Flower die by Gina Marie Designs. You can find it here. I shared the second card yesterday, made using an old Spellbinders die. You can find that card here.

For the third card, I combined a background stamp with a cover die. This is the card I came up with.

I stamped the gorgeous Ornate Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp with grey ink on a panel of ivory cardstock. I love this stamp set, it always looks beautiful. I cut the stamped panel with the Classic Stripe cover die by Mama Elephant and saved all the pieces. I also cut two more pieces out of ivory cardstock. Using the positive die-cut as a guide, I adhered the negative stripes into place taking care to keep the design intact on an ivory card base. I also added one of the plain ivory die-cuts. I covered this with a piece of vellum. The other two pieces were adhered together with the stamped piece on top and glued over the vellum. Here is a closer look at the completed panel.

For the sentiment, I took a scrap of pink paper and added several layers of Ranger's Enchanted Gold embossing powders. I die cut it with some alphabet dies. Since I don't have the exclamation mark die, I simply cut an extra 'I' and turned it into one. To make the alphabet dies pop, I backed each with black die-cuts, offsetting slightly so that the black peeked through. Here is a closer look at the sentiment.

To finish, I added clear drops from my stash around the sentiment. Here is another look at the completed card.

I love the way this card turned out. There is something so beautiful about the way the background pattern continues seamlessly over the die-cutting. And I really like the pop that the pink sentiment adds.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

HLS April Anything Goes With Dies Challenge:

April Show & Share by Virginia:

The Card Concept #113:
I was inspired by the ivory, grey and pink colour palette in the picture.

Watercooler Wednesdays WWC217:

Craft Rocket Challenge #58 - For Men/Boys:



  1. Stunning card Nandini. I loved the way you added the vellum to the lower layer.

    Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.
    Dawn ~ DT

  2. Very handsome and clever card! I love the neutral dimensional card with a pop of color. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  3. Fab card Nandini. I love how you've raised portions of the die cut panel and that pop of colour with the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  4. Wonderful work, Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS DT

  5. This is so cool, Nandini! Love your play with the cover die! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL!

  6. Fab technique. Wonderful work!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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  7. What a great way to use your dies. I love how this turned out. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

  8. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers April "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
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  9. What a fabulous card!!!! Love that background! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

  10. What a great card! Love the use of the dies for the background :-) Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept- hugs and we hope you can join us again soon!