Lydia’s Crafty Corner – Using Parts of Cover Dies

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone! It's Lydia here and today I'll be sharing a technique to stretch the use of your cover dies.

DSC00748I just love the clean look of this card and that it stretches the use of cover dies to give them a completely different look.

How to:

To start, I used Layered Blossom Cover Dies A & B, I cut A once from Jet Black Cardstock and B twice; once from Apple Cardstock and then again from Forest Glades Cardstock. I then took the largest heart from Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set and cut this from white cardstock to act as a little base or frame for my design. I then layered this white heart die-cut behind the black die-cut cover piece to see what portion of the image I wanted to use. Once I was happy I added the same heart die-cut into place over it, removed the white heart die-cut and cut the black die-cut piece again, this time with the heart die-cut still in place.

DSC00749Next, I added the black detailed heart die-cut over the red die-cut panel, then I removed the colored leaf pieces before adhering them together. I then snipped the leaves from the green die-cut panel and adhered these behind the black detailed heart die-cut. Once both the green and red pieces were adhered to the black heart die-cut, I adhered this into place onto the white heart die cut. Afterward, I flipped this over and trimmed away the over hanging pieces.

DSC00750For the sentiment, I simply took a simple sentiment from Just Because Stamp Set and stamped this onto a strip of black cardstock using Embossing Ink and heat set using Pure White Embossing Powder. I adhered this sentiment strip into place on the heart piece using foam tape and snipped away the over hanging pieces for a clean look.

Since I loved this technique, I decided to have a play with different looks:

DSC00753I used the same technique here using Layered Floral Cover Dies A & B, this time I kept everything white with a simple sentiment from Forever and Always Stamp Set.

DSC00757This time I colored the background instead of the image itself. I think those buildings from Layered Cityscape Cover Dies A & B really pop against that galaxy sky background. To finish, I added a sentiment from Dearest Friend Stamp Set.

DSC00752For a step-by-step look at how I did this technique, please check out the video below or over on our YouTube Channel:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I see you again real soon!

S lydia 1


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margaret driscoll UK July 6, 2018 - 9:28 AM

Hello Lydia
Really like the heart Rose so pretty!
Love Marg

Kari D July 6, 2018 - 10:00 AM

OMG! This is amazing! Thanks for sharing how to extend these amazing dies!

Karthikha Uday July 7, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Creative work!! Love these cards :)

Michele W July 7, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Love this technique and the fact that it will help me get more use from my cover dies. Thanks for the great video with lots of tips and for sharing your creativity!


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