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'.


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.


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.


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.




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

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

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

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

  5. Beautiful! Love the silver and blue!

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

  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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