Thursday, June 6, 2013


 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.

 A close up of the letterpress

 Image-Crafters Companion, L Letterpress plates, Spellbinders die, watercolors

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Very pretty cards! Perfect for weddings! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

  2. these are so beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  3. oh wow, what a gorgeous image! I love the bright pink flowers, perfect. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!



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