Create a Card – Faux Letterpress

Hi Everyone!

I’m back with a version of faux letterpress that I think you will all love – it uses wood veneer which most of us have tons of. Check out this video by Jennifer McGuire showing how it’s done, I was so inspired I had to give it a try myself.

Here are the cards I made – while it’s hard to see in the image below the card on the right has a beautiful letterpress impression look on the watercolor paper:


And the supplies:


  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock – card base
  • Orange Cardstock – for mat
  • watercolor paper cut to 5×4 for panel
  • Tombow Mono liquid glue
  • Memento Luxe Pigment ink – morrocan & dandelion
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
  • Sentiment Stamps – Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings & Chit Chat
  • October Afternoon Stamp Set ST1088
  • Tweezers
  • wood veneer
  • Big Shot (not shown)
  • Embossing Mat (not shown)



  1. Cut Neenah Cardstock into A2 size card
  2. Ink up your wood veneer with a Pigment ink
  3. Use embossing mat and bottom tab with your Big Shot and run through Big Shot
  4. Gently pull up the wood veneer leaving the impressing/ faux letterpress look
  5. Stamp sentiment to bottom of card
  6. Mat watercolor paper onto the orange mat using foam adhesive
  7. Adhere panel to card front
  8. note: the card on the left is made using the same wood veneer pieces that I used to create the letterpress look.

Imagine all of the possibilities with this technique! We also now carry the We R Memory Keepers letterpress bundles – and let me tell you the results are worth the effort and I can’t wait for them to come out with new plates! I’m pretty sure letterpress will feature heavily on my Christmas cards this year.

Happy Stamping!



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