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
- wood veneer
- Big Shot (not shown)
- Embossing Mat (not shown)
- Cut Neenah Cardstock into A2 size card
- Ink up your wood veneer with a Pigment ink
- Use embossing mat and bottom tab with your Big Shot and run through Big Shot
- Gently pull up the wood veneer leaving the impressing/ faux letterpress look
- Stamp sentiment to bottom of card
- Mat watercolor paper onto the orange mat using foam adhesive
- Adhere panel to card front
- 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.