Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Make it Monday #216 - Adding Color to Cover Plates

Hello friends.  Laura has a great video on adding color to your cover plate dies this week over at Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge.  I decided to use my new Cover Plate: Waves Die and this is what I came up with:

I started by snipping a couple of the top wave lines off the die cut and then colored the rest of the wave lines with my Zig Clean Color (or as Laura calls them, Ziggy Zig Zigs!) Cobalt Blue and Persian Blue Real Brush pens, and then my Aqua Painter brush to blend them.  For my background I started by blending Salty Ocean (TH Distress Ink) and Hibiscus Burst ink lightly over my cardstock (PTI's White Linen) and circle mask for a moon.  At this point when I placed the cover plate die over top, I didn't like it (it all faded together...probably too much tone on tone color), so I smooshed some more Salty Ocean onto a piece of acetate and misted with water, and then pressed my blended background piece onto it.  I love how it came out!  It added just enough concentrated color to pop against the more muted background!  I finished with the die cut seagulls and anchor and rope from the Ahoy stamp set, and also the sentiment that I embossed on a black banner.  A few Glossy Accents water drops were the last finishing touch.

Lots of great cards to check out already (including Laura's 2 beauties!), so make sure you head over to Nichole's blog and check them out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0) 


  1. Cute card! I like how you blended the Hibiscus Burst with the blue - it really turned out nice. Now I want this Cover Plate and it's OOS.

  2. Your moon is dreamy! Enchanting scene with the waves & rope anchor. Love the painterly effect created. Honestly Marcia, I keep staring at how perfect it all turned out. Love it!

  3. This couldn't be better! I love the combination of the blended ink and the smooshing.

  4. Great card. Great smooshing and using your Ziggy, Zig, Zigs.

  5. Totally love your smooshed background! This is a beautifully, watery scene!

  6. This is a real beauity, Marcia. You added so much loveliness by including that moon - I would never have thought of doing that.

  7. This is stunning, Marcia! First, I love the inked background and the subtle image of the moon. The inking over the top really draws your attention to the moon. It looks like a night sky after a storm has passed. Everything about this is perfect!!
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  8. You created a wonderful sea spray with that smoosh technique, Marcia! I love that you masked out a moon and those birds and anchor are so perfect!


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