We love finding ways to think outside of the box and get more bang for the buck out of our crafty supplies! Many cover plate dies work great to double as stencils for ink blending techniques and even mediums.
On a recent live, I created this pair of cards featuring the Rays of Light Cover Plate Die and Butterfly Buddies Dies. One was made with the full cover plate in a traditional style and on the other, I ink blended over the cover plate die to create a soft stenciled effect.
Sometimes you can get double duty from this technique! Amanda ink blended the whole Plant Stand Slimline Die over another piece of paper. Then she was able to use the top piece and the negative stenciled piece on two different cards! Love this!
Melissa used the Quilted Cover Plate Die on this card. The die cut image also has embossed lines that won't show when you stencil, but this one still works great to create a soft geometric pattern on her lovely floral card.
Here's a couple more that work great for stenciling techniques…
Now run…don't walk, straight to your cover plate stash and see what inspires you to test out as a stencil for your next card.