Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Friendship | You are a True Star with Lydia Evans

Hi there everyone, Lydia here! I'm so exited to have my very first post as Talent In Residence on the Winnie & Walter blog. Today I'm sharing with you a card that is inspired by Gayatri and this months In Focus, where she created her own 'cover plates' with small border dies. I love the idea of creating my own cover plates and I thought it would be fun to create my own. I choose to used smaller dies too but I have used two of the star dies from 'Big Bang Confetti Cutaways'.

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To create this 'cover plate' I first cut the large star into place, I then drew out lines from the stars points with pencil and a circle around the star to line up the second smallest star. Once these five stars were cut I then cut the same star again in between the ones I had already cut. I then drew another circle around these, I used this circle and the lines from the centre star to line up the last ring of stars.

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When I was finished all of the die cutting I used a marker spritzer and some Copic markers to create a night sky effect. I also added in some silver splatters using a silver Gelato and stippling brush. Once this piece was dry I cut it out using the large layer die from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways and added some silver craft metal behind the cut out stars.

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To finish the card I stamped a sentiment using 'True' and 'My Precious' onto a vellum strip and embossed in silver glitter embossing powder.

I hope you like the card and I will see soon again soon.

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9 comments:

  1. What a great idea to create your own coverplate...and your stars truly are stellar! Fabulous card!
    ~c

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  2. Theses so pretty!! I LOVE how you used the dies on this!!

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  3. Were you inspired by the upcoming Perseid's? So gorgeous!
    =] Michele

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  4. Terrific card! Love how you made your own cover plate! I've definitely gotta try this!

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  5. Beautiful! Love the silver and blue!

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  6. FABULOUS 1st post Lydia!!!
    LOVE your star panel, LOVE the dimension and how you have coloured the stars too!!!

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  7. Sparkly, Shiny, Glitzy and BEAUTIFUL - all words that describe this amazing card - love it and you have done an incredible job as Talent in Residence!!

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