Category Archives: Letterpress

Azaleas in Vase

Yes – another azalea card!  This time in a more traditional shade of pink.

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The image, from Power Poppy, was colored with prisma pencils and came out looking more like watercolors.  I did watercolor the background with shades of blue, pink and green and added the grounding with a mix of watercolors and pencils.   To finish I “spattered” some pink ink on the main panel and the card base.

The lower right hand corner has a letter pressed sentiment – here is a closer look:

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celebrating autumn

Some parts of the country are almost knee deep in snow, while other parts (here) are basking in temperatures that are hovering around 80.    Then there are those lucky ones who are enjoying perfect crisp autumn weather and celebrating the rainbow of colors that mother nature gives us this time of year.

So today is in celebration of autumn.  A clean and simple card – to go along with the sentiment. 

The colored cardstock is from SU, the white cardstock is Cranes Lettra letterpress paper.

I letterpressed the wavy lines on the side.  The lines are part of a Letterpress Thanksgiving set.  I like how the soft and  curvy lines are almost like a river or stream.  The fern and sentiment are from Flourishes, both stamped with Memento Ink – Dandelion and Rhubarb Stalk for the fern and Tuxedo Black  for the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

clean and simple monday

The great outdoors!  That is the theme for this weeks clean and simple challenge at SCS.  Here in Florida we are getting some wonderfully warm early spring weather so I thought I would  take a cue from that.  Here’s my card.

That darling little bunny and flower image is a $1 stamp from Michael’s – sometimes you can find the cutest stamps in those $1 bins!  I stamped in black, rounded the corners and sponged Memento Angel Pink and  Summer Sky for the background.  I also edged the panel with black.  The pink card is from SU and the white scalloped mat was made using nestabilities.

The sentiment is from Mark’s Finest Papers Carnation set and it is the perfect size for this image.  In looking at the final card I realized that this could also work for a baby card.

I don’t know if you can tell from the photo but there is a little bit of embossing on the base card behind the main panel.  This was done with a letterpress plate from the Letterpress Baby collection.  It’s subtle but but adds just a little bit of something.

I hope you will join us this week at SCS for the challenge!

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clean and simple monday

Today’s challenge at Splitcoast Stampers was to be inspired by {this card} from the talented Birgit.  I chose to keep the baby theme and created this card using the L Letterpress product.

Most of  the materials are from L Letterpress – the paper, ink and images.  The rectangles were cut using nestabilities and the ribbon is from a package of baby themed ribbon from either Michaels or JoAnns.  The star on the onsie was created with a small punch and simply glued on to the image.

You can’t tell from the photo, but since the diamond pattern, onsie and sentiment were all letterpressed the card has a nice debossed look for those images. 

Have you tried letterpressing?   If you are making multiples of one card it is the way to go. Once you set up the plates and paper you can whip out a bunch in no time. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join us at SCS for this weeks clean and simple challenge!

letterpress reindeer

I’ve taken out my letterpress tools once again and created this latest holiday card. 

The paper, rich red ink, and images are all from the L Letterpress from Lifestyle crafts.  No that is not designer paper in the background!  The damask image, along with the reindeer and sentiment are just a few of the images from the Letterpress Holiday plate.  That background is just gorgeous and can easily be used for a wedding card or pretty birthday card.  This particular Holiday collection also has a beautiful tree which I have not used (yet!).

You can’t tell from the photo but these letterpress plates impress or deboss the image into the paper so its not just a flat stamped image.  The plates can also be used like embossing folders without the ink.

I love the rich red letterpress ink – the photo does not really show its true color  – which is more dark, almost scarlet red.  The die cut label is a Tim Holtz die, the ribbons are from My Minds Eye (the loop ribbon) and JoAnn’s (the grosgrain).  And those red velvet brads are from The Paper Studio Spare Parts collection.  I LOVE velvet brads and which more stores would carry them!

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