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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