Working with Cover Plate Dies

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Today I want to talk about some metal dies by Papertrey Ink that are made to cover a whole card front, and share some creative uses for them. Let’s get started! These are called Cover Plate Dies, which you can see more of HERE.

This is an example of a Cover Plate Die by Papertrey Ink. It comes in a full A2 card size and can be die cut from any color of cardstock. You can layer the cut out right over an A2 card base for an extra layer of interest in differing colors, or the same color as the background for a monochromatic look!

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The cover plates can be used for so much more than just layering over a card. Here I’ve used the Cover Plate: Center Stage Die as a stencil and watercolored over the negative lines onto my card base.


Then it’s used as a background for this pretty card. I stamped “Grateful” and added the floral die cuts over the top. I love the soft feel of just a little bit of the diagonal design grounding the main elements!


You can also use them as intended, layered over a card, like this Cover Plate: Stars die. On the second card, the darker one, I just cut a portion of the star cover plate from navy patterned paper and layered it over teal cardstock.


This is the Cover Plate: Hexagon die in white layered over a white background. It adds interest without overpowering the focal point in the center. It also repeats the pattern of the center piece.



Here is a card where I cut the Cover Plate: Center Stage die again (as in the first card) but didn’t pop out the stripes. I left them intact for a solid background look. It almost gives an embossed feel to the background. I stamped the “joy” right over the top.




I have put together a Pinterest board for MORE Cover Plate Die inspiration HERE! I hope that inspires you to build a card with layers and interest!


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