A Letterpress Card for the Stamping 411 Challenge #168

If you’ve seen the holiday mini, you’ve seen one of the new products Stampin’ Up! just released – the Letterpress Plates.  These plates are made to use with your BigShot and instead of embossing your image by causing the pattern to raise up off your paper, these plates deboss your image – making empressed images that go into your page.  Add some craft ink, and you get imprinted colored images to spiff up your project.

At convention this year, Stampin’ Up! unveiled the plates and then offered a special convention bundle of all the letterpress plates at a discount for convention attendees.  Yet another awesome benefit of being a demo (see even more benefits here).  So, I decided to try them out and after getting my bundle, spent some time this weekend playing with them.  So, today, here is the first card I made with the Northern Trim plate for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge.

I’ve also been playing with different types of papers and inks, so check back later this week as I’ll be posting my results and offering tips for what I’ve found from using the plates.  Until then, here is the video Stampin’ Up! released to show you more possibilities with these plates.

Oh, P.S. – if you are a demo or become a demo when attending their regional seminar, they have another special bundle just for attendees!  Contact me at jennifer@nwstamper.com for more info or find out how to be my guest when I go to the Portland Regionals in October.


Demonstrating the Letterpress Dies

Kind Thanks Recipe:
Thank You Kindly
Ink:  Always Artichoke Classic ink, Always Artichoke Craft Ink, Rose Red Craft Ink
Paper:  Elegant Soiree DSP, Basic Black CS, Rose Red CS, Confetti White CS, Always Artichoke CS
Accessories:  Basic Black Satin ribbon, Scallop edge punch, Basic Rhinestones, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Modern Label punch, glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

6 responses to “A Letterpress Card for the Stamping 411 Challenge #168”

  1. I’m excited for letterpress as I’ve taken printmaking classes (the more formal way of letterpress) and I’m so happy I can do it with my big shot! Did you use the Confetti White for the letterpress part? I know they suggest Watercolor paper, so wondered what you thought about the results with the confetti white?

    • Yep, I used confetti white CS for the letterpressing. It worked well (better than Whisper White). I’m trying out the different types of papers and will see if I can get photos to turn out so I can share the results.

  2. I love the way you used the Letterpress. I just got mine today and want to play with it/ Thanks so much for sharing your great card but also the video. Very informative.

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