Sunday, March 25, 2012

Letterpress Technique

I've tried this technique before without too much success till I saw some people using Hero Arts Soft Pool ink and it seemed to always work.   So I tried it and was sooo pleased with the results.

Birdie Thanks

I had been using the embossing folder to make a technique tag for my on-line class with Tim Holtz.   So I thought I'd just have a play with it and try the letterpress technique. The Soft Pool ink works so well.   I then coloured the raised embossing with a Sakura Stardust pen.  It really is glittery.

Close up

I finished off the card by adding a Hero Arts sentiment from the Made with Love set and matting the panel with black card top and bottom.  I am entering this into CAS-ual Friday's Pastel and Black challenge.

Been busy today getting ahead with my Mygrafico challenges for the next few weeks... I'll be scheduling the posts while I'm away.  And look out for something special around the 1st of April....

Take care and have a great week


Dawn 

9 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

This is so soft and pretty Dawn, love this technique, you should add this card to the CAS-ual Friday challenge this week to use pastels and black.

Sue said...

it has a soft feel to it Dawn, and it looks great.
Smiles:)

Barb said...

I need to try this technique again soon - it didn't work well for me either. I love the way yours turned out, Dawn - beautiful, soft colors!

cardcreationsnz said...

This technique turned out so well Dawn. Stunning card. Love the soft colours.

Laurie said...

Your embossing looks amazing! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne C said...

Elegant and soft! Lovely! Hope you are enjoying your trip!

Michele Gross said...

Love what you did with the embossing-very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

Beautiful and simple. Just lovely, and perfect for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this week:) Thanks for joining us!

Brenda said...

Beautiful effect Dawn! And I love the added coloring on the raised portions!