Faux Letterpress Cards

Well, last week’s attempt at faux letterpress went ok, not the best results, but still usable. I am wanting to try letterpress again, but I’m waiting for some new ink to arrive! In the mean time, I used last week’s faux letterpress panels to make two cards.

This first card used the soft mint green ink panel that wasn’t inked very well.

faux letterpress green card
I wrapped some bakers twine around the panel and tied a bow. I then layered several flower die cuts, gently curling the petals, and secured it with an epoxy brad. I attached it to the panel with glue dots. I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch on some glitter paper and glued those onto the card, bending the wings up for interest. I secured the panel to a card base using a generous amount of pop dots. The embossed panel can be a bit warped and twisted, so using a bunch of adhesive was good to make it lay flat. The soft minty green compliments the muted teal in these papers from Teresa Collins.

The next card is made from pieces of two panels. These panels didn’t come out well on one end, so I cut parts from the good end to make smaller bits to use.

faux letterpress brown card
I attached the panels with Crafty Power Tape to the top and bottom of the blue card front. I heat embossed a sentiment in gold embossing powder in the center. The card still needed a little something, so I took two wood veneer hearts by Freckled Fawn and embossed those in the same gold powder. To heat emboss the hearts, I pressed them into an embossing ink pad, then dipped them into the embossing powder. I used tweezers to make it easier, and to hold them while I heat embossed. I then attached them to the bottom embossed panel with glossy accents. I then attached the blue card front to a blank card base.

Two quick and easy cards from the faux letterpress experiment from last week! Even if something doesn’t turn out exactly how you thought, it can still be used beautifully! I’m glad I tried this technique, and can’t wait to try it again!

Don’t forget to make time to be creative this week! Join in our Monday Challenge and use wood veneers on your project and link up your blog! I can’t wait to see what you create!

Check out Sam’s Blog to see what’s on her desk this week!


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