Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Neat & Tangled January Release & Giveaways - Day 3


Hey everyone!  It's Day 3 of the Neat & Tangled January release and today we're showing off my latest cover plate, Wonky Chevrons.

This cover is perfect for bold backgrounds and masculine cards.  It's designed much like my Inlaid Squares and Squares and Chevron cover plates, where part of the design is the webbing, so the individual pieces aren't all separated by webbing.

One of my goals this year is to incorporate more patterned paper into my cards.  For this first card, I cut the cover plate from two patterned papers - black and blue.  The black webbing piece was adhered to a piece of white patterned paper.  The blue pieces were then inlaid into the piece.  


Because there isn't webbing for all the different piece, you've got more options, so for example, the large blue chevron piece lowest on the card is supposed to nest right next to the black with a second piece sitting next to it in that open space.  Instead, I left one of the pieces out, and centered the blue piece in the opening to create a different pattern.  I also moved the second blue piece up just a tad so that it covers a bit of the black above it and leaves some more white exposed below it.  Finally, I altered the top blue piece, cutting 1/8" off the top edge so that I could see some more of that white below that.

The cover plate is just smaller than a full A2 card, but I trimmed my card base down a touch so that there isn't a margin.  I use the Love You dies featured on Monday for the sentiment, cutting the sentiment three times from red cardstock to get some dimension, and adding the xoxo from the Just Because stamp set.


As I mentioned before, I love this cover for simple, bold, masculine cards.  I thought that the chevron was a bit reminiscent of mountains, when pointint upwards, so for this card, I die cut three different green patterned papers and then inlaid them.


The sentiment is from my Topography set and I placed it just above one of the chevron points so that your eye is drawn directly to it.

This is a really quick and easy card to create and you can get three for the price of one.

Be sure to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog.  Danielle is giving a cover plate away to one lucky commenter.  Leave a comment here too as I'll be choosing a random commenter to win this cover plate.  For extra chances, head over to my Instagram (@mprantner) and follow the directions there.

See you back here tomorrow for our last day of reveals!

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful Cover Plate Die, Miriam!!! It's so versatile!!! Gorgeous cards!!! I love so much the details of your first one!!!

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  2. I love the use of the patterned papers with this new die.
    The green is so subtle and I love the colors in the first
    card.

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  3. Love this die and how you incorporated the patterned papers on your card!

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  4. Awesome new cover plate design! Love the cards you created with it!

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  5. Love being able to move colors
    around. Great sentiment on
    the green card. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Beautiful cards! I love the green!

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  7. Wow, beautiful cards! I loved this Wonky chevron cover die when I first saw it (top of my list to buy) and now I love it even more when you explained/showed the versatility of this die with the patterned paper, moving colors around and flipping it so points are up. Awesome design and well worth the money (since cover dies can be pricey) - definitely getting lots of bang for your buck as my mom says. Love the Topographysentiment too, gotta go check that new out too!

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  8. A fabulous die - I love your samples!

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  9. I love your creativity with dies...love these graphic cards.

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  10. You are so creative! I love this die as well as your cards. Keep the inspiration coming, please.

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  11. love your creativity - thanks for sharing:)

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  12. I love the bold colors! The sentiment really pops from the background too!

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  13. These are so awesome! And just so you know, your designs are always so amazing. ;)

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  14. Your new cover plate is so versatile - thanks for showing some of the possibilities with these lovely cards!

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  15. Two fabulous cards!! LOVE that first one; the color combo is beautiful!

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  16. Great cover plate die. I'm always interested in dies that are versatile and easy to use. This one hits the mark!

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  17. Great designs and I like your choice of papers.

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  18. Your designs are always amazing and this chevron cover plate is no exception - so cool and versatile! Love your card and how you only left blank spaces for the background to show through - so clever.

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  19. This coverplate is amazing!! Your cards are stunning!! I can't wait to play with this die.

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  20. Only YOU could have designed a wonky cover plate! LOVE this so much!

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  21. This cover plate is awesome and so versatile! I really like how you used it with patterned papers and left some pieces out so the paper underneath would show.

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