Recently I came about this Letterpress printing plates at my local craft store. They were meant to be used with the L letterpress and Epic 6. I picked them up hoping to try and use them with my Big shot machine.
It took a bit of trial and error to get the perfect sandwich, but the end result is simply wonderful!
I gave away the card and then realised that I had not taken a picture of it at an angle to show you how well it had debossed, so I made another one and here you can see the impressed sentiment and the circles.
The difference between the circles and sentiment is the number of shims used. I used one extra layer for the sentiment and you can see that the impression is even better.
Also, I used pigment ink and watercolor paper for the card which I felt was better than regular cardstock, much closer to the cotton letterpress paper.
I love the way these turned out..very elegant and impressive. I have always used embossing folders to achieve this look in the past but this has added a whole new dimension to my cardmaking!
Sharing the first card with Play Date Cafe-#185
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