Letterpress Baby

I’ve been playing with my Letterpress plates again – this time with their Baby set.

The card uses Crane’s Lettra paper.  I’ve mentioned this paper in a previous post.  It’s 100% cotton and Crane’s made it specifically for letterpressing.  It is sold in 110lb and 300lb weights – the 110lb weight is very thick and sturdy, yet soft enough (because it is cotton) to take the letterpress plates and make a good impression.

The paper that is sold by Lifestyle Crafts, who make the L Letterpress is very good paper too.  It is thick and soft but it is not sold in sheets.  They sell it in card sizes but if you want a top fold card like this one you are out of luck.  This  is one reason I am using the Crane’s paper.  Both the Lifestyle Craft and Cranes paper are sturdy enough for a no layer card. 

I aligned the letterpress pieces and paper on the plate, inked them with light blue ink and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  The sentiment was done the same way using a Spellbinder oval die to cut the shape first, then press the image.  Here is a close up of the images to give you a better idea of how the machine presses the plate into the paper for a debossed, or engraved image.

For the “onsie” image in the center,  I punched a star using a small hand punch I’ve had for ages and just adhered it onto the image.

Blue sheer ribbon and silver cord are  the finishing touches.

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