Thursday, January 16, 2014

Letterpress Technique




Today I am using the Letterpress technique for the background of this card.  I used the new tile background.  I love this stencil because has so many fun uses.  First of all I sprayed the stencil with Merlot Memories Mists spray.  Then I placed a thin paper towel on my A plate of my Cuttlebug.  I laid the sprayed stencil onto the towel, then white card stock over the stencil.  Place a embossing rubber mat over the paper, then lay the two B plates over the top.  Once you run this through the Cuttlebug, you can remove the paper and you will have an embossed background with the ink in the grooves.  Next I placed another piece of white card stock into a box and laid the clean stencil over the paper.  Then I sprayed the mist over the paper, keeping the spray about 12 inches away from the paper and sprayed 3 - 4 times.  Remove the stencil and you now have a negative image.  I lined up the images, then I trimmed down the pieces to size.  I used the black matte paste to emboss the Thank You sentiment.  Once the paste was dry, I used the Plum Royale F/X powder to add the metallic color.
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6 comments:

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I absolutely love this card and technique! Thank you for this wonderful posting Heidi. Your work is wonderful.

Nedlnut said...

Love the positive/negative!

Pam Hornschu said...

Great CAS card, Heidi!

LynB said...

Love this background stencil and your card design!

Amante del Papel said...

is fantastic!

Louise said...

Beautiful card Heidi! Love how you used the new Crusade background!