Saturday, 23 November 2013

Faux Letterpress with dies

In today's Online Card Class (Last day! *sniff*), Jennifer McGuire used a technique that I've seen a few people do now (including Linda Trace HERE) - use a die as a stamp.  Jennifer took it further by also embossing with the die, to create a faux letterpress effect.  I don't have a heap of Christmassy dies, so this die has been getting quite a workout lately!
This technique worked really well with this Memory Box Swirl Ornament die - I used Hero Arts Raspberry Jam mid tone shadow ink.  I used 2 rubber mats from Papertrey Ink to allow the die to emboss rather than cut the watercolour paper as it went through my Big Shot. The card base is stamped with the "Vines" stamp from Cover A Card, in the same HA Raspberry Jam ink.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts "Very Merry Christmas" stamped in my new favourite black ink, Hero Hues Black.

I'll be submitting this card to Festive Friday's last challenge of the year - why, oh why have I only discovered this challenge blog this week?!?!? Oh well. I'll be all prepared NEXT year!!! LOL!
Thanks for visiting :)


  1. Wow, this turned out great! Love that rasberry ink! Think I need that...

  2. Gorgeous! What a COOL technique, and your dies are perfect for it! I am so glad you found us, and I hope you'll keep an eye out for us early in the New Year to join us for the next round! Thanks for playing with Festive Friday!

  3. What a great way to use dies; so many possibilities! Pretty card!!

  4. That's a really pretty card

  5. This looks fantastic! You have indeed given this die a work out, but you've also demonstrated its versatility in all the ways you've used this. Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday! Merry Christmas - hope to see you again in 2014!

  6. Ooooo, what lovely dimension that technique has added! Beautiful card, Michelle! Thanks so much for joining us for our final Festive Friday challenge and we do hope to see you in the new year!


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