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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