I’m hoping to help you expand the usefulness of some of your supplies. Today I’m using just 3 main products to create three different card designs. We’ll look at a few tips and tricks to expand the use of layered stencils and background dies. In fact I’ll confess, I only own one cover plate/background die!
Now, I’m going to show you some Easter cards today, but I want you to keep in mind that simple changes can turn these cards into just about any occasion. You’ll get the most tips and details from the video, but I’ll share the basics below.
For the embossing powder, it was used to:
- As a basic stamped greeting
- Edge the card front
- Edge card elements (eggs in upper card)
- Added as focal point accents (flower centers)
- Create a focal point texture piece
The stencil was featured by:
- Using a portion to create a “die cut” focal
- Using it to decorate other elements (the eggs)
- Using it in portions to decorate the background.
The cover plate die was also used in three ways:
- As intended, as a background layer. The tone on tone gives it a special tone.
- As a dry embossing texture (the video covers this technique!)
- As a dry + heat embossing focal piece
I hope you found some interesting ways to stretch your supplies! I’d love to hear the ways you enjoy using background dies, stencils or embossing powders in your crafting.