This week’s Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge (#157) is DIY Cover Plates.
Cover plates are these things that you use with a die cut machine, and they cut/emboss a piece of paper that is large enough for the front of a card.
Papertrey Ink asked us to make our own, using dies we have in our collections.
I used the PTI chevron die to make a primary color birthday card. I put the yellow cardstock through the die cut machine (I used my Sizzix Big Shot, I also have an older Provo Craft Cuttlebug) three times with the chevron die in different positions. I then layered the yellow over a piece of red cardstock. I cut chevrons out of white and blue as well, and glued those pieces into the negative spaces in the yellow.
If I make this card again, I would alternate the direction of the chevron die on the base paper, just for a little variety.
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Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – LCI Royal, Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (chevron), Stampin’ Up! (banner), enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!