Thanks, CreativeCrew, for the focus on the newest mini catalogs: Occasions and Sale-a-Bration. And thank you, SUO Challenge 9 for bringing about a little bling.
I've just discovered the letterpress and am truly in love with that look. It impresses so deeply, while appearing to be soft and gentle. With it, I used You're a Gem stamp set and it worked very well.
I hope SU! will have more letterpress items in the future. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: You're a Gem
Letterpress: Lots of Love
Paper: brushed gold, brushed silver, bravo burgundy
Ink: Encore silver
Accessories: 1-1/4" circle punch, basic rhinestones
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011 GMT Views: 1235
Registered: April 21, 2004 Location: Clark Fork, ID Posts: 9409
Sat, Jan 08, 2011 @ 8:38 AM
I put silver encore on the letterpress and because it's so raised, you only get ink on the letters. I love the softer look of the letterpress! I have not tried with a deeper color yet. And of course, on top of the inked letters showing up, the words are debossed and there's a wonderful texture.
Hope some of this helps you decide to try this newer form of embossing.
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Registered: October 29, 2004 Location: Coos Bay, Oregon Posts: 19775
Sat, Jan 08, 2011 @ 3:12 PM
I too love this new Letterpress Plate. I love your effect with the silver ink on gold paper. Your circle sentiment and rhinestones were all that was needed for this CAS style card. TFS
P.S. add CAS to your keywords for lots more looks :-)