Thursday, April 5, 2018

Neat & Tangled April Release Day 4: Inlaid Square Coverplate

Hi everyone,

Today is my last post for the Neat & Tangled April release.  It's been a lot of fun being able to work with all the amazing new N&T goodies.  Danielle and the folks over at Neat & Tangled are so sweet and talented, and it's been a blast!  For today's post, I'm highlighting the Inlaid Square Coverplate.  You saw me using this yesterday, and here is another way of using a coverplate.  I started by watercoloring a simple image of the gingko leaves from Have Courage.   


Then I used the coverplate to cut the image.  The key to making this technique work best is to 1) use a simple, bold image and 2) choose a die that contrasts with the image (the leaves have a natural, organic line which is a good contrast to the straight lines of the die).  This is one of my favorite types of cards to make.  


If you go over to the Neat & Tangled blog you'll see more coverplate action!  

Thanks for dropping by this week!  I do appreciate all of your kind  words:)

JJ

14 comments:

  1. Wow! Your card is so beautiful and very elegant!!! Love it!!!

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  2. What a super clever take!! Love the CAS feel of the card! Amazing work!

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  3. Extraordinary! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Another fabulous card using that cover plate die! So elegant.

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  5. So pretty - love how you watercolored the image before cutting the cover plate.

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  6. WOW!! This is just oh SO COOL!!!!!

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  7. That’s a great card design !
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  8. Love your card! The gingko leaves over the inlaid squares coverplate si genius <3

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  9. Very pretty. I like how you stamped on this coverplate.

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  10. I wasn't sure who designed this beautiful card at first, but when I read the post on N&T said to click the pic to go to your blog. Wonderful! I loved the coverplate "quilt" too. :)

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  11. I am totally in love with this one! Love the white with the select pieces missing and the stamping/watercoloring over top!

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  12. This is such a creative idea, JJ! The flowers are so pretty and look amazing with this cover plate! Thanks for sharing your tips about using this die and image :)

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  13. I think this is so clever! I would never have thought of this! You take chances that always pay off in a wonderful way!

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