Cover Plate Dies + 13 Card Ideas

by Justine Hovey
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Cover plate dies are popping up more and more in my Instagram Stories. I love using them because they create an amazing focal point with little effort. I was so inspired by some cards that Erica made, I had to buy and try out the Falling Circles die by Neat and Tangled. Unfortunately, it has been retired but no worries, I featured many different cover plate dies and I even have some alternatives to the Falling Circles die.

Layering & Faux Layering Technique

Cardstock: Midnight Plum, Pink Chiffon and Duck Egg

I showed off the layering and faux layering technique with some Birch Press Design Dies. I used the Epiphany Layer Set ( ELH | SSS | BRC ) and Lumina Layer Dies ( ELH | SSS | BRC ) to create these two looks. One card uses three different dies whereas the other features the same die cut out three times. I embellished with the The Stamp Market Handwritten Thanks Dies( THS | SBC | ELH | SSS ) and the Birch Press Design BIG FRIEND SUGAR SCRIPT Craft Dies ( SSS ).

In-Lay Die Cutting

Dies: Birthday Wishes and Happy Birthday Script by My Favorite Things

The amazing die (retired) can be easily replaced using the Lawn Fawn Snowfall Backdrop Die or the Throwing Confetti Die if you want a similar look but let’s focus on the beautiful golds used on this card. I ADORE cardstock by Tonic Studios. For this card I used Honey Gold Cardstock ( TNC | SBC | SSS ), Harvest Gold Cardstock ( TNC | SBC | SSS ) Gold Dust Glitter Cardstock ( TNC ), Harvest Gold and Black cardstock. The combination of different golds is so elegant.

Double Sided Adhesive is your BFF!

I could not have kept my sanity during In Lay technique if I didn’t have my 4 inch Scrapbook.com Double Sided Adhesive. It’s a perfect size for card panels, it tears, cuts easily and is super strong! See how I use it in the video!

4 Inch Clear Double Sided Adhesive Roll( SBC )

Mixing In Lay and Layered Look

Dies: Words on a Line and Hello Sugar Script

I used the Altenew Layered Blossom Cover Die A & B Bundle( ALTN ) to create these cards. For the first two cards I used the in-lay technique whereas for the third card I used the layering technique using a black backdrop. The Turquoise Sea cardstock provides a nice pop of colour and the Duck Egg Cardstock( TNC | SSS ) really adds some texture.

Multi-Coloured Inlays 3-for-1 Cards!

Sentiment Dies: Concord & 9th Hey There, Thanks Lingo by Birch Press and Big Thanks by Simon Says Stamp

This technique is a lot of fun and involves mixing and matching cardstock. I used black, purple mist, gold dust, silver chrome, and navy cardstock to create these cards. Using Press n Seal ( AMZUS | SSS ) allowed me to create these cards with ease as it holds in all the pieces. Thanks Jennifer McGuire for the amazing tip!

Alternative Examples

Next up I create a bold front using the Honey Gold cardstock and a faux layering look. The die I used is the Cuddles and Hugs Dies by Concord & 9th. I love that it cuts the shadow and the script sentiment.

Ode to Tonic Mirror Cardstock

Dies: Falling Circles and Simply Hello

One of my favourite cardstock from the Tonic Studios Mirror line is the Holo Waves cardstock. It is holographic which means when in certain light angles, it changes colour.

De-bossed Cover Plate

There aren’t too many of these in the market but when I am looking for a subtle background, I cannot go wrong. This cover plate actually pierces a pattern directly into the cardstock. It doesn’t pierce all the way which is why it is considered debasing. The Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die ( ALTN | SBC | ELH | SSS ) is so stunning!

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6 comments

Charlene Frietchen October 1, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Enjoyed the layering video.
Thanks for sharing your ideas. I’m just a beginner and need to see things over and over to help me remember.

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Justine Hovey October 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

You’ll find lots of inspiration here and on my channel. I just recently switched blog providers so I’m updating posts daily. Thanks for stopping by!

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Helen F October 2, 2019 - 8:42 am

Wow! SO many stunning examples for using die cuts either inlaid or on top of your card! Such a shame your falling circles has been discontinued! Thanks so much for sharing your great video and all the helpful tips!

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Justine Hovey October 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

I know! I just bought it in the summer and I just love that die cut. I had lots of fun making this video 🙂

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PrizeLava October 14, 2019 - 2:01 am

You have shared such an amazing example of die cuts. WOW!

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Kristina Kowalski October 26, 2019 - 9:49 pm

Stunning cards.

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