Thursday, April 26, 2012

Letterpress Thanks...

Hi Crafty Friends! I have been wanting to try out the L Letterpress from Lifestyle Crafts for ages--lucky me, they sent me some goodies to play with and I get to share some fun projects I created with you. As an Affiliate, I also get to give my readers a great discount, too -- keep reading for more details!

I adore the look of letterpress cards and I thought I would create a trio of thank you cards using this wonderful technique. 

I got to play with the very modern and pretty Posy Printing Plates. My first thank you card features the sweet little bird and some of the fun circles. I used Teal and Black Letterpress Ink and then framed the pressed images with a Nesting Rings die in black cardstock. This "shaped" card was created by simply trimming around the frame!

What I loved about the printing plates is that it is also possible to create an "ink-less" impression, similar to an embossing folder, but with a very clean and precise impression and, of course, it is a "debossed" image. I use a portion of the pretty posies and then added a splash of color for my sentiment. Clean, simple, fresh and easy.

Finally, I created this card by mixing just a tiny splash of Black Letterpress Ink with Teal Letterpress Ink to create a custom color that would match my color palette. The middle "Thank You" is actually from the L Letterpress Starter Kit, which includes a variety of plates, Black Letterpress Ink, as well as paper, and everything else to get you started and is compatible with most die cutting machines.

Tools: L Letterpress Starter Kit (Lifestyle Crafts)
Templates: Posy Printing Plates; L Letterpress Start Kit (Lifestyle Crafts)
Dies: Nesting Rings Quickutz Dies (Lifestyle Crafts)
Cardstock: Letterpress Paper (Lifestyle Crafts); Tempting Turquoise, Blue Bayou, Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Black and Teal Letterpress Ink (Lifestyle Crafts)

I hope you enjoyed my thank you cards as much as I enjoyed creating them. If you'd like to shop in the LC Crafts store, be sure to get your 20% discount with Promo Code: BEAN
Plus, until the end of April, shipping is FREE with orders over $25!


Mary Fish said...

sigh . . . i love them all! hugs, m

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I'm so inspired Bean. These are just wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend. XOXO