Betsy Veldman is up this week with a fabulous video showing how to make DIY cover plates using dies. I just love the way she casually cuts her card front with her dies, no measuring, no fiddling, and it all comes out looking just so! Like that would ever happen for me. I came up with a whole scientific mathematical grid to do my cover plate, which looked like this
I still didn't get it perfect. And notice how I tore the template
taking it off my card front. That meant I had to tape that top left hand
corner back on because I was also using this as my guide for stamping.
Because I would never risk stamping through my good cardstock cover
plate (like Betsy did, of course) - we all know how that would have
turned out! I had problems enough as it is. Here is my card and I am
proud to say that I managed to do it all in one shot. No revisions! But
my nerves are completely shattered.
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's Select White, Melon Berry, Kraft
Stamps: PTI Lovely Layers
Ink: PTI Classic Kraft, Melon Berry, Limeade
Dies: PTI Lovely Layers, It's a Banner Day
Computer generated sentiment (bisous = kisses)