Our class today at the Spring CardCamp 2022 was Faux Letterpress die cuts. Cut your die 3 times from heavy cardstock and once from vellum, glue together and ink the vellum layer in a pigment ink and run through your machine on emboss mode. Kristina Werner was the instructor on this class and our background was supposed to be water colored. Kristina used DO reinkers, however, as I do not own reinkers, I used the ink pads with water and a brush to achieve my background. If you look closely you can hopefully see my seashells faux letterpress. This was like following a Martha Stewart recipe…..looked good but didn’t turn out quite right. I do like my inked (water colored) background though.
Here’s my other attempt:
After die cutting the jungle frame 3 times from heavy cardstock and once from vellum, I inked the vellum in black soot distress ink. Well that made pretty much of a mess because my sandwich slid a little bit so I wiped off the black soot and cut another piece of vellum which I should have added to the back of my stack but decided to add to the top and the result gave me more of a raised embossed look. The other side which was watercolored didn’t really look that great so I added some more ink and water to this side. I like this look even though it didn’t fit the homework assignment.
Thanks for stopping in for a peek. I appreciate you and your time. Take care and be safe.