Friday, August 22, 2014

Make it Monday #177 - Using Cover Plate Negatives

Good morning friends.  Playing along with Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge today, and the very talented Laurie Willison shows us how to use the negative pieces from our cover plates to make a background for our cards.  I only have one cover plate, so my choice for this challenge was an easy one! :0)  I coupled my chevron plate and one of my all time favorite PTI sets "Simple Sunflower" to come up with this card:

I loved the idea Laurie showed in her video about using Press n Seal to keep your negative pieces together, but I didn't have any, so luckily everything on my die cutting plates came off in one piece and I was able to just add glue to the negative pieces and then adhere to a piece of white cardstock evenly.  I trimmed this layer right to the edges of the chevrons, and then mounted this layer on a piece of black cardstock, and then that to a white card base.  I fussy cut 3 of the sunflowers that I stamped in Orange Zest and Raspberry Fizz inks, and then pop dotted the larger one.  It's hard to tell in my photos (grrrrrrrrrrr!!!), but I added lots of Crystal Effects to the black centers and it adds a really nice touch IRL!  I finished with the "happy" die cut from the Wet Paint Die Collection (cut twice with white and black cardstocks), a piece of black and white bakers twine that I looped through the "h", and then a few black candy dots.  A very modern and graphic card for me, but the sunflowers soften it enough to make it more my style, and I actually really, really like this card! :0)

Make sure you check out Laurie's great card and video, and all the other entries over on Nichole's blog right here .

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful weekend friends!  Our youngest is leaving to go back to college today, so my hubby and I will be empty nesters again...sigh.  I didn't think it would bother me like it did last year, but I guess it will take me a few days to get use to the quiet and no trail of junk again!  Guess it's a good thing there are still 2 pretty active dogs here so it doesn't get too quiet...all it will take is one itty bitty little squirrel and madness in our house will reign! :0)


  1. Marcia, your card is stunning! Such a pretty effect with this Cover Plate technique and I thought those colorful sunflowers were die cut! Nice job fussy cutting :-) The looped Baker's twine through the "happy" is such a cute touch and the black dots perfectly placed.

  2. After reading Helen's comment, had to go back and read your post more carefully... fussy cut? It's perfection cut! Lovely graphic feel, and you're right, softened with those stunning sunflowers. Beautiful results!

  3. Stunning card!! I love the black accent behind "happy". Those flowers are just gorgeous.

  4. I love this card. So cute! Your fussy cutting is perfection! Just love it!


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