Monday, October 4, 2010

CAS87 - Faux Letterpress

This week's Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS87) on SCS is a technique challenge - Faux Letterpress.

The best tutorial I've found on this technique is here on Gina K's Stamp TV.  

Here's what I learned about using the CB folder instead of the Impressabilities folder Gina uses:

Ink up the debossed side.  I found that swiping the inkpad covered better than tapping.

Follow the CB instructions for running a folder through using the clear plates with this exception:  Do NOT close the folder.  Place a piece of shim (chipboard or rubber mat) over the cardstock then the second clear plate and run it through.  That's it.

I used my finger to tap a bit more white ink onto my snowman since I wanted him to stand out.

Here's my second card.  I masked off the "snow" to keep the ink from settling there.  Inky fingers?  Yes!  After I was finished, I covered the entire card with a Golden White shimmery gloss I picked up at JoAnn's last year.  It adds a a subtle sparkle that just won't photograph.

Supplies: Card 1
Paper - PTI white, Pure Poppy, Kraft
Ink - SU Craft White
Accessories - CB folder, SU markers - black, pumpkin pie, Recollections gems

Card 2
Paper - Night of Navy, Blissful Blue, White
Ink - SU Blissful Blue
Stamps - Papertrey Holiday Tags
Accessories - CB folder, stickon pearls, May Arts wrinkle ribbon

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5 comments:

Kelly Massman said...

I especially love the snowman card!

Kelly said...

This is awesome Charlene! I have never been very good at inking the Cuttlebug folders, I'll have to give your way a try!

Kimberly Jones said...

What a great technique Charlene! I love the look of letterpress, and this is a great way to get it in a quick and easy way. Thanks for sharing!

Karen B. said...

Um wow. Really really love this technique, thanks for the link. I'll be bookmarking it for sure. Lovely cards. The snowman is so fun and cute and the blue card is so elegant, lovely effects on both cards.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, more amazing creations, love this look...gotta try it! Hugs, Sabrina