Letterpress with Impressabilities™
by Beate Johns
Ink your Impressabilities template before embossing your cardstock for rich, dual-colored look.
- Impressabilities™ Template (Impressabilities™ Butterfly template used here.)
- Wizard™ or other Die cut Machine
- Tan Embossing Mat
- Ink (White Pigment Ink and Pacific Point Dye Ink used here)
- Sponge (optional)
Apply ink to an Impressabilities template with the help of a brayer or by pressing the ink pad directly onto the template.
Create a sandwich by placing the template ink side up on a plate. Cover with a piece of cardstock.
Add the tan embossing mat and finish the sandwich with the second plate.
Run sandwich through the Wizard to emboss.
Take sandwich apart and remove cardstock.
Drying is only necessary if pigment ink was used. Dye ink will be dry immediately.
Step 4 (Optional)
For even more color, clean the template and replace over the embossed image.
Use the Impressabilities template as a stencil.
Dab a sponge in ink and apply the ink through the template and onto the cardstock.
Your cardstock is ready to be used on your project.
Finish your card.
Letterpress With Other Die Cut Machines
This technique can be done with other die cut machines and embossing folders or plates. Just apply ink to the embossing folders/plates either by brayering or by pressing the ink pad directly onto the folders.
Sandwiches for other Die Cut Machines
Impressabilities™ with Cuttlebug™
Tan Embossing Mat
Thin cardboard shim
Impressabilities™ with Big Shot™
Multipurpose Platform Tab 1
Silicone Rubber Mat