Welcome to week ten of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop! This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring Blushing Bride.
Do you love letterpress as much as I do? Tonight I’m sharing how to create a “faux letterpress” card using a technique that’s super easy to do!
This card on page 56 of the Annual catalogue shows the faux letterpress technique that has inspired my Blushing Bride card.
So how does the faux letterpress technique work?
You’ll need to use a DSP that has a coordinating die that cuts out images from the DSP. I’ve used the largest die in the Cottage Flowers Dies that cuts out floral images on one of the Abigail Rose DSP patterns. How cute does it look already!
Faux Letterpress Technique
With the faux letterpress technique you effectively swap around the normal card “sandwich” of card stock base/card stock middle layer/DSP top layer to this sandwich instead: card stock base/DSP middle layer/card stock top layer.
- Instead of using a die to cut images from the coordinating DSP, leave the DSP whole and use it as the middle layer of your card.
- Die cut the card stock layer – this will become the top layer of your card.
- Carefully line up the die cut openings in the card stock over the top of the corresponding DSP images and adhere the card stock over the DSP.
The die cut openings then reveal the flower pattern on the DSP underneath, creating a “faux letterpress” effect – simply genius!
I die cut Blushing Bride card stock with the largest Cottage Flowers die and carefully positioned it over the top left hand side of the DSP, before trimming the DSP to size.
Before I adhered the die cut cardstock to the DSP I added some extra colour by blending Blushing Bride ink around the die cut area with a blending brush.
Of course, I couldn’t find where I had put my new masking paper – where is that masking paper when you want to use it! – so a few Post It notes did the trick instead.
I then carefully lined up the die cut layer with the DSP and adhered them together. Before I adhered the card front to the Basic Black card base I tied some Basic Black Bakers Twine around the left of the flowers with a single bow.
An extra touch of Blushing Bride was added to the centre of the flowers with a Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write marker.
The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is also from the Cottage Rose Bundle, which includes the Cottage Rose Stamp Set and the Cottage Flowers Dies, stamped in Versamark ink, and white heat embossed.
I stamped a few extra flowers on the inside of the card too and coloured them in with the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write marker.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.
Catherine Proctor – you are here!
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Next Wednesday we will be showcasing one of our regal Stampin’ Up! colours, Cajun Craze.
Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx