Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Letterpress Love

Happy Snow Day peeps!
Yessiree Bob - no school today so Emma is sleeping in while the ground outside turns icy white. We are getting mostly ice right now, but the weather folks are saying we'll have 6 -10 inches of snow here by the time it's all over tomorrow. Yay.
Can you feel my lack of enthusiasm? I gotta tell ya, I am NOT snow happy this year. After the pounding we took last winter snow does not make me smile right now. I'm really hoping for a non-event today - anyone know of an anti-snow dance I can do?

Ok, enough of the gloomy gus - how about a cheerful card for you guys?!
I was experimenting in the studio a while back with the Letterpress plates and look what came out:

I cut a top note with my Big Shot out of Rose Red cardstock. Next, I ran it through the Big Shot again after inking up my Letterpress plate with Versamark ink. I thought it came out awesome!

I also used the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder on the Very Vanilla layer then lightly sponged it with Pink Pirouette ink to bring out the polka dots. That layer is on another piece of Rose Red, which is mounted on a Pink Pirouette card base.

The focal point is that gorgeous Be My Valentine A La Carte stamp. I stamped it twice on Very Vanilla, once in Pink Pirouette and once in Rose Red. I cut out the pink heart image then layered it with the cut out rose banner. After popping it up on Stampin' Dimensionals , I added a button from the Subtles collection with a bit of Linen Thread tied through it. For a last little bit of personality, I used my Color Spritzer tool and added some Rose Red spritzes to the card front and inside as well.

I have to be honest and tell you that when I first finished this card, I didn't like it much. But the more I look at it - it's out on my counter in the studio, the more I like it. So I don't know, what do you think? I'd love your opinion!

Have a wonderful day everyone - if you're having bad weather like me, I hope you have some time to stamp! :)

Blessings,
~~Robin

8 comments:

  1. What is the sandwhich for the letterpress plates? I can't get mine to work right. After I inked it the paper slid and made an inky mess. I'd love some tips.

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  2. Me too! Can't get the letterpress plates to work at all. I'm afraid to show them since I can't even work them! help!!
    BTW I like the card. but I think it needs some bling!

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  3. Great card. Also thanks for posting how you used the plates.

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  4. Hi Robin. I just love your designs!! This one is no exceptions. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So pretty! I am getting ready to read your Letterpress hints....I wasn't real thrilled with my outcome first time around! LOL!

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  6. Well I just LOVE this card and will be featuring it on a brand new thing I am doing on my blog each Sunday. Watch for my very first My Crafty Picks to come out Sunday and you will see this card!!! Love it!!!

    BTW, our kids did not have school today either due to snow!! They were out last Thursday & Friday because of that white icky stuff!!! I am soooooo over the snow and wish it gone!!!

    Miss ya!! Watch for a fun package from me!!!

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  7. Beautiful card, love that Letter press top note piece and perfectly cut out heart. Awesome work.

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  8. 'LOVE this card...it's gorgeous!

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