Monday, September 10, 2018

CUTplorations Cover Plate Dies

My First Cover Plates and I am smitten!

I recently received these two cover plates from STAMPlorations and discovered 
they are perfect for quick and creative cards over watercolored backgrounds!

As you all know,  I LOVE to make backgrounds and have a Large stash:-)

Card #1 used Lindy's Magicals pigment powders background.

 All I did was die cut the CUTplorations "Butterfly Cover Plate" out of mixed media paper
and attached to card base with SU Thin Tip Glue Pen.

Next found the CUTplorations "Stitched Thankful" in my die cut stash and attached.

Card #2 used this gorgeous Distress Oxides smooshed and splashed 
background from my stash!

I die cut my new to me CUTplorations "Bloomtangle #1 Cover Plate" 
and attached to Distress Oxide background,  which I made by smooshing 
and splashing left over DOX inks from my mat.

I was so pleased at how well the SU Fine Tip Glue Pen worked on 
attaching the cover plates on both cards.  I did weight down each card with my 
large acrylic block until glue was dry.

I found a piece of Magicals background with a darker shade of color
to die cut my CUTplorations sentiment.

Two beautiful cards in no time at all:-)
Enjoy and Happy Stamping my friends.  Hugs...

Stamps: None
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick card base.  Strathmore Mixed Media cover plates.
Inks: Magicals Pigment Ink card #1.  Distress Oxides card #2.
Accessories: CUTplorations: Butterfly Cover Plate, Bloomtangle #1 Cover Plate, Thankful and Smile Word Dies.  SU Thin Tip Glue Pen.  Acrylic Block for weight.


  1. These are gorgeous, Nancy. Love the bright colours. The Lindy Magicals background must be so sparkly and beautiful IRL. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

  2. Sure are two beautiful and striking cards. Loving the magicals and the oxide backgrounds....They both have produced unique and beautiful backgrounds to show off the white and fabulous die cut plates x.

  3. Love these background dies, Nancy! Your backgrounds are gorgeous and so perfect for the die cuts!

  4. Nancy, these are just gorgeous! Love your bright and fun backgrounds behind this fabulous, intricate die. I just may have to try those Lindy magicals! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. What beautiful backgrounds behind your cover plates! Such gorgeous colours!

  6. Both cards are so bright, cheerful, and gorgeous, Nancy! I love that the beautiful blend of colors peeking through the intricate cover plates. It's also interesting to see the different effects of Magicals and Distress Oxides side by side. You did a fantastic job with showcasing these cover plates, my friend!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  7. Two beautiful and colourful cards, my friend! Your cards really did make me smile! The colours are so gorgeous ... especially love how the magicals blend together so perfectly. The DOX inks are so totally different than the magicals, but are also beautiful. You have enabled me to buy two different coverplates and I'm excited for them to arrive! :) xx

  8. Amazing cards, Nancy! Great backgrounds for these fabulous dies.
    TFS !

  9. Your shiny Magical backgrounds are perfection behind these beautiful cover plates, Nancy! These are stunning, colorful, and fun!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Wowie wow, Nancy!! I hesitate to buy large, intricate dies because I've had so many issues with them cutting properly, but if you say so... I'm absolutely smitten with the first one that leaves the space at the bottom. LOVE that! Both your backgrounds are gorgeous. Two different looks, but I could not pick a favorite. Fantastic!

    1. Both dies cut the mixed media paper beautifully! Thank you for your sweet comment, my friend. Hugs..

  11. Oh wow! These are so gorgeous!! Love the dies and the colours you used are beautiful!

  12. These backgrounds are bright and colourful. That's what makes these dies special, it is what you put behind them. Bravo, I adore these two gems. Simply Stunning! xxx

  13. Just catching up on blog visiting, Nancy, and these two cards really caught my eye. Love those background colours!


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