April 24, 2014

Letterpress Card

Hi Everybody,

This lovely card has been created using an embossing folder and a technique known as Letterpress.

Your result will depend on the folder that you use and the color of ink that you choose to ink the folder with.

For this card I have used Picked Raspberry to ink the folder Labels 34 Medallions.

This gives a lacy effect to my card.  I inked two pieces of card and cut the centre part from one of them to add with foam pads over the full panel.

The technique is easy enough to do so don't be afraid to try it if you are new to cardmaking.




The video will take you step by step through the process and I have used vibrant colors so that you can see the process.

I know you will not be disappointed with the result

Don't forget that you can add your cards to the Gallery Page on my website.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and they have been sparkled with Glitter magic.

The red flourish is from Want2Scrap   and clicking the links will open new windows for you to visit their websites.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx










34 comments:

  1. goodmorning christina, what a lovely technique, and a really beautifull card!
    rinda

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  2. Good morning Christina,
    One of my favourite techniques, I just love the effect you get doing this.
    A stunning card as always
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

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  3. beautiful, have got to try that although not got a lot of embossing folders, now to watch the video. Thanks for all your great ideas.

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  4. Gorgeous card Christina and such a lovely technique

    Anne

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  5. Lovely card Christina! I've never tried the letterpress technique but I really should as the result is lovely!

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  6. Hi Christina.

    Beautiful cards and a really helpful video. Thank you.

    Best wishes

    Diane.

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  7. Morning what a lovely card will have to have a go at that technique thanks for all your lovely ideas. Xx joan

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  8. I'll have to try this. Your card looks fabulous.

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  9. Hi Christina,
    Such a very beautiful card and so were the others in the video. Thank you for a great instructional video, I love the technique so must give it a go.

    Love Sheila xx

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  10. Fantastic technique Christina, all I have to get a brayer! Your card is Gorgeous and I am totally pinning it! xxx

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  11. what a great idea, can't wait to try it. your video is so helpful! Thank you!!

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  12. That video was fantastic, so informative, thank you so much for sharing the technique with us....Those cards are so beautiful, must give it a go....Luv Ursula xx

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  13. Hi Christina
    This card is absolutely stunning will save the video until my coffee later when the house is quiet and then I can give it my full attention! As always the flowers give this card a rich and luxurious look. Thank you so much.
    Hugs
    Margaret corgi owner

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  14. This card is beautiful--love pink! I think I may try the inking of the embossing folder with my 15 year old niece and 10 year old nephew who are coming for a week this summer. They want to do crafts. I know it won't look like your's but it will be a fun technique for them. Thanks once again!

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  15. Beautiful card. I love how the letterpress looks and this folder is lovely.

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  16. Christina,
    Thank you for the video, very easy to follow. I love your new folder, and how you used the letter press technique. Your card looks like a piece of marble, just gorgeous. Great job.

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  17. not too difficult and worth a try, thanks a lot much appreciated

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  18. What a lovely card ... again! Christina, thanks for sharing this video again, I have tried it but somehow made a bit of a mess of it which knocked my confidence a bit! I will however, give it another go, practice makes perfect as they say! Love your videos, I have just completed a card for my Niece's birthday, with flowers and ivy leaves all draping out of a "box" topper that I made. And all the inside lined to match as you have shown us, and I have to say I am rather proud of it! It is all thanks to you and your tutorials! Many grateful hugs, Karen xx

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  19. Great video, its nice to the different techniques you can use with your embossing folders. Pretty card.

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  20. Lovely card. Must give this a go when I have watched the video.

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  21. Hi Christina
    Another stunning card today. I did try this technique but used an ink pad. This turned out as rather a mess. So will be trying it again using a brayer. Will look at the tutorial first though.

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  22. Hi Christina ,I am going to try this tonight , i just hope my results are nearly as good as yours and i will be happy .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  23. Thanks Christina for this great video,I must try this! Lovely card and it does look so lacy and pretty! Hugs,Ann

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  24. Wow this is such a pretty card and gorgeous image x

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  25. More lovely cards and looks easy so will have a go thanks for all your great tutorials x

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  26. Another stunning card, Christina. Thanks for sharing this technique with us. I will certainly give this a go. I am sure I will watch the video a few times before I try though. Just love how you cluster your flowers. Have a lovely day. Sue.

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  27. Fabulous card and a great technique Christina. Will have to try this out over the weekend. Pat x

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  28. Christina, what is die cut butterfly on the green card you made with the spellbinders embossing folder called ?, I have this folder and think the butterfly finishes it off lovely. going to have a go at letter pressing! Thanks for yet another great tutorial. susan.x

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  29. How come when you do it it looks fabulous...when I do it...it's a mess...will have to work on it...love...all these cards...I wish I could just spend one day with you watching you on how you make all of these...your process....thank you so much for sharing this technique and tutorial....love...love...your cards....

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  30. Hi Christina..... just love this technique.... .so many beautiful variations when we take another look at the folders we have, thanks as always for your informative tutorials.. xx

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  31. This was a fantastic video Christina, so glad that I looked you up, I am not getting a log of my blogs by email lately and I decided to go searching today after I saw your facebook entry. I don't know what is happening, they are not in the spam or junk folder. But I going to go check the rest of your entries. The last one I got was April 12, so you can see I really missed a lot of very nice cards that you make. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and sharing the techniques that you use, they are so helpful.
    Hugs,
    Gretchne

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  32. Sorry I'm a day late Christina I was baby sitting my grandson.I just wanted to thank you for sharing yesterday's card & video ,this card is beautiful love the colours flowers & the embossing folder a lovely combination. Love Lynda Brock xx

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  33. What a wonderful way to use the folders...Thank you for showing us how to used both side of a folder..
    Beautiful cards...thank you for sharing your talent with us

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  34. Sorry I'm late commenting on this card and video but I was away and the internet was too slow to let me watch the video. Thank you for explaining the letterpress tecnique I have always struggled with knowing which side to ink the embossing folder.
    Hugs
    Heather

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