Thursday, February 10, 2011
Valentine Day Card Class
The Letterpress plate is inked up using Craft spots, or an Uninked Craft pad filled with a choice of color. The ink is applied directly using the ink pad or a brayer. Layer the Letterpress Plate with card stock using the multipurpose platform and standard cutting pad. (The instructions come with each Letterpress Plate). Run the 'sandwich' through the Big Shot machine. Remove the paper carefully, and let the ink dry.
The plates are cleaned using Stampin' Mist and a paper towel.
Here is a card I made using one of the Letterpress Plates:
Letterpress Plate Lots of Love
Stamp (Coordinates with this plate) Filled with Love
Ink: I used an Uninked Craft stamp pad and inked it up with Real Red Craft Ink (only 1/4 of the reinker was used), Marina Mist
Paper: Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories: 3/8" Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon, Small heart punch, mini glue dots
I think I avoided using it as I thought it would going to be an involved procedure. But it was actually quite easy. The worst part was cleaning the plates.
I had some paper left over so I designed a second card. Here it is:
Accessories: 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon, Heart to Heart Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch
A video on how to use Letterpress Plates is available here
Another Valentine Day card this time using the designer series paper as the focus rather than a stamp set. It is based on the sketch challenge with the Diva Coffee Break Design Team.
Accessories: 5/8" basic gray satin ribbon, Heart to Heart extra large punch, rhinestones, stampin dimesionals