New Pierced Cover Dies Make Magic!

Come see one way to use pierced cover dies on your handmade cards – SO lovely!

I am absolutely LOVING the new pierced cover dies from Rubbernecker! I’m posting a project for each one of the three to share with you so be sure to come back to see them all. I started with the Floral Swirl because I think this one shows off best how using just this single die with a simple frame and one dimensional embellishment take this card from pretty to absolutely captivating.

All that pretty detail in the background keeps the eye moving over the card and because it’s subtle due to the piercing adding those details, it lets that gorgeous bloom really stand out. Would you like to see how to make this card? Read on….

pierced cover dies can create pretty, detailed all-over backgrounds for cards like with this floral themed project made in white and pink

Card Base and Swirl Floral Pierced Cover Die

  • Use pink cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base.
  • Cut the Swirl Floral Pierced cover die using white cardstock.  
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the pierced layer and attach it to the pink card base.

Frame and Sentiment

  • Secure the sentiment stamp and cardstock in the MISTI and stamp using Nocturne ink.
  • Trim the cardstock to fit the sentiment .
  • Use white cardstock to cut the scalloped frame.
  • Attach the sentiment strip to the back of the frame using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and sentiment strip and attach it to the pierced layer.

pierced cover dies can be used to create gorgeous backgrounds for handmade cards, as on this one with a dimensional die cut floral focal element in soft pink

The Flower and Leaves

  • Use pink cardstock to cut the Stackable Flowers and Leaves #4 and green cardstock to cut the leaves.  Pro Tip:  Adding a shim or an extra piece of cardstock to the cutting layer will help create the embossed lines on the leaves.
  • Place the flower layers face down on the molding pad and roll over each petal using a large round stylus.
  • Turn the flower layers face up on the molding pad and push down in the centers using a small tipped stylus.  Pro Tip:  I cut each of the larger and middle sized flower to help create a full bloom.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.  Pro Tip:  Make sure to offset the layers for a more natural looking flower.
  • Apply a generous amount of glossy accents to the back of the flower and attach it to the sentiment layer.
  • Form the leaves gently with your fingers, tuck them under the flower and attach with glossy accents.

a lavishly dimensional die cut paper flower over a background made using one of the new pierced cover dies from Rubbernecker

I really love making paper flowers.  If you would like more inspiration check out my Paper Flowers Category.  There are so many projects showing lots of different ways to use them.

5511-04D Floral Swirl Priced Cover
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5508-02D stackable flowers/leaves #4 Die
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3411 Kittie Says Spring time
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Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Versafine Clair Nocturne Pad
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
[ RBB ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ] : Dahle 550 Professional…
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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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 predicting a couple of things – one, that you are all going to fall in love with these pierced cover dies and two, that we will see more from Rubbernecker. Fingers crossed!

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