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Sat 08

Faux Cover Die
by Trina Pham


Hello there!  I am sharing a quick and easy card today inspired by cover dies.  I wanted to create the look of a cover die using regular dies.  I chose the Verdant Leaf die for my card, but many of the Memory Box dies (or even dies in your stash) would work beautifully.

Started off by die cutting a whole bunch of the leaf from Bristol paper and adhering them to a vellum panel.  A frame was then die cut with rectangle dies from Bristol paper and affixed on top, hence, completing the faux cover die.


To complete the card, the Hello Banner Script was die cut from Bristol paper and ombré coloured with Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Sky distress oxide inks using blender brushes.  For some sparkle (love my sparkle), it was inked with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  To make it stand out even more, hello was die cut from black cardstock and offset slightly.  Finished by white heat embossing the sentiment from Friendship Floral Heart stamp set on a black strip.


Well, that does it for today. So glad you dropped by.  Have a wonderful weekend.  





Such great idea, Trina! Your faux cover die looks amazing and so realistic!! Love the sparkling sentiment with the small black one!!

Wow this is so creative and an absolutely stunning card Trina x.

Light bulb moment as I read ur instructions, telling me to create my own larger frame! (Well, u didn’t tell me that but...that’s when my mind took over and said to self “this is my solution to making my 5 x 7 cards! ) brilliant Trina! Thank you! ❤️ Nancy Yoder

Such a great idea to create your own cover die! I must try that! Love the leaves you used and the use of vellum. I'm glad you let it stand alone with just the sentiment so that the work of creating it takes centre stage!

So clever Trina, such a great use for smaller dies. Love the effect :)

Love your faux cover die plate and die cut hello with stamped sentiment, Trina. TFS your technique. Hugs..Nancy

I love the look of cover dies and this is a fantastic way to get that look with other dies! Very creative and inspiring, Trina! Love the sparkle!

So clever to create your own cover die, Trina! I LOVE your hello sentiment. Its blue ombre and sparkle is amazing!!

This is a great way to stretch the use of our dies, Trina! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wow, creating your own cover die is brilliant. It looks just great and the ombre' coloring is so pretty.

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