How to Replicate a Cover Die Design Using Ordinary Die-Cuts

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi, friends!

Svitlana is here. I'm a big fan of cover dies and I'm sure many of you are as well. Today, I want to show a way you can replicate the look of a cover die using die-cuts.

Altenew Fine Bouquet Svitlana Shayevich 01 I started making my card by creating an ink blended background. First, I blended Starlight and Autumn Blaze Crisp Dye Inks onto a Classic Crest Solar White panel and then added splatters of clear water and Pure White Ink Spray.

For the cover die look replication, I used the Fine Bouquet Die. It's a very beautiful fine cover die that cuts a beautiful floral outline image. For this technique, I recommend using cover dies that have a lot of opening space. Although, depending on the design, any cover die can work really.

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So I made several die-cuts using this cover die out of a cream cardstock and adhered them onto the panel. I tried placing them next to each other to imitate the look of the continuous design.

After that, I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base and popped up the sentiment strip onto the card. The strip was made by white heat-embossing stamps from the Birthday Builder Stamp Set onto a Jet Black Cardstock.

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Lastly, I added several white crystals. I hope you were inspired to replicate a cover die design on your next handmade project!

Have a wonderful day!


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Michele F January 16, 2020 - 10:20 AM

Oh Svitlana!!! How wonderful – I’m heading to my Altenew stash and hope to find a die that will work… if not, I’ll be back to shop!!! xx

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 10:08 AM

I’m glad you like this idea. Thank you!

Merle January 16, 2020 - 10:29 AM

Floral filigree. It’s lovely. And the white on black sentiment is a perfect finishing touch.

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Thank you!

Feriba January 16, 2020 - 11:35 AM

Love the card ! Your colors for the background are perfect , wish there was a video of you blending it.My blending skills are not seasoned yet.

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 1:42 PM

I’m glad you like the card! My blending here wasn’t so perfect. But I added splatters and they always fix everything!

San Dee January 16, 2020 - 1:04 PM

Don’t get the process of making it :( Wishing there was a video, but it’s a beautiful card.

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 2:21 PM

Sorry that my description wasn’t very clear. I thought it was pretty easy. I made several die-cuts and adhered them one next to another to create a look of cover plate die cut. Hope this will help.

Cindy C. January 16, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Oh what a clever idea! And such pretty results.

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 6:06 PM

Thank you, Cindy!

Henriëtte January 16, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Stunning card Svetlana, this idea stretch your dies even more. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great day.,

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Thank you a lot! I’m glad you like it!

Carol McCready January 16, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Such a great technique! Thank you for sharing.

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 5:43 PM

Thank you, Carol!

Linda BL January 16, 2020 - 6:17 PM

Great idea to get more out of dies! I like the look of the cream color die cuts on the darker background. Very pretty card!

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Thank you, Linda!

Helen January 16, 2020 - 7:16 PM

Your card is lovely, Svitlana. Like this idea of a replicated die cut. tfs

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 5:02 PM

Thank you, Helen!

Michelle P January 16, 2020 - 9:11 PM

This is one of my most favorite stand alone dies! Now I have more inspiration I can use with it. I can’t wait to try this technique. THANK YOU!!!

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 3:54 PM

Thank you, Michelle!

Inkin' Chickie January 16, 2020 - 10:16 PM

I just recently got the mini blossom. I don’t have any other machines, so this idea is a fantastic idea to extend the die cut looks I can make. I will add the die used here to my wishlist and look through the few I have to see if I have any I can use to try this out.

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Wonderful idea! It didn’t come to my mind that it can be also useful for only mini die-cut machine owners.

Annette Gordon January 17, 2020 - 8:15 AM

I love this idea. I am going to have to try it out!

Svitlana Shayevich January 27, 2020 - 2:32 PM

I’m glad you like it!


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