See What a Leaf Frame Cover Die Can Do!

Use Rubbernecker’s leaf frame cover die to make an instant and gorgeous card!

When I first saw this new leaf frame cover die from Rubbernecker, I instantly recognized it from an another decorative detail die in the store. I was thrilled to see this very pretty style of leafy branches revived in a new format and was very curious to see what role this die could play in my card making repertoire.

Well! I envisioned that this die could be a pretty added element and hadn’t really appreciated that it could be the star of the show! The center frame is perfectly sized for so many different greetings, horizontal or vertical. And the fact that the leafy border occupies so much space on the card means that you can create fewer details and get more impact from them.

Let me take you through the making of this card so you can make your own version once you get this indispensable die in your hands. I made this with a white on white theme with with touches of pink and green and truly any color blossom will be stunning. I used the newly released Rubbernecker Leaf Cover Plate, Tiny Flowers #2, Small Tags paired with the Tiny Leaves #2 and Kittie Says Friends.

the new leaf frame cover die from Rubbernecker combined with tiny die cut flowers creates a stunning handmade greeting card

Card Base and Leaf Frame Cover Die Element

leaf frame cover die

  • Turn the leaf cover face down and apply 1/8″ strips of mounting tape all the way around the borders of both the frames.
  • Apply small pop dots and small pieces of mounting tape to the back of several key leaves to keep them from collapsing on the card base.  Note:  I was cutting mounting tape to use for the leaves and then remembered I had the tiny pop dots.  Duh!  So much easier than cutting mounting tape. LOL!
  • Secure the card base in place using pieces of masking tape to hold it secure for placing the frame on straight.  Note  After nineteen years of attaching crooked frames to my card bases it finally dawned on me to secure the base in place with masking tape to allow a straight attachment.  We can learn new things every day!                                                                                       

                                                           Descriptive picture from an older post.

  • Remove the tape backing and attach the frame to the card base.  

Tag and Sentiment

  • Use white cardstock to cut one of the tags from the Small Tags set.
  • Secure the tag in the MISTI and stamp the sentiment from the Kittie Says Friends set using Nocturne ink.
  • Apply mounting tape to the tag, center it and attach it inside the the center frame.

a closeup shot of the beautiful detail on this handmade card created with a new leaf frame cover die and tiny die cut flowers

Tiny Flowers and Leaves

  • Use pink cardstock to cut the Tiny Flowers #2 and green cardstock to cut the Tiny Leaves #2.
  • Create the leaf bases for the tiny flowers by attaching two tiny leaves together on an angle using glossy accents.
  • Place the tiny flowers face up on the molding pad and form them by pushing down in the center using a small tipped stylus.
  • Apply tiny dots of glossy accents to the center of each leaf section and attach the tiny flowers.
  • Attach the flower and leaf sections to the sentiment tag and leaves around the frame using glossy accents.  Pro Tip:  It can be more tempting to apply more leaf and flower sets  on a project like this but the sparse placement provides more visual tension against the all white background.

stamps and the new leaf frame cover die from Rubbernecker used to make the pretty white on white handmade greeting card with tiny pink accent flowers

For more inspiration check out my White on White Floral Cards, Super Cute White on White Bees Card and White on White Card Designs posts to see other white on white cards with pops of color. 

5503D Leaf Cover Plate Die
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5422-03D Tinny Flowers #2 Die
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5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
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5501D Small tags Die
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3327 Kittie Says Friends
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
[ SRH ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Black MISTI Laser Etched Stamping…
[ ELH | SBC ]
Versafine Clair Nocturne Pad
[ RBB ] : Dahle 550 Professional…
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ] 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
[ AMZUS ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ] : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…

I am over the moon with how this leaf frame cover die looks on this white on white card. I do love using a white on white design because then anything else you add pops, even if you are using just a few of a tiny element as I did here. This gets me thinking that this card design might be the perfect way to use up all those extra little die cut flowers I save and never actually get to using. Win win!

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