More Make It Market: Luxe Letterpress...
March 11, 2014
I'm popping in today to share some more of the projects I created using elements of the Make It Market: Luxe Letterpress kit. I've had fun playing around with combining the kit contents with other stamps and dies from outside the kit. Let me show you a few things I came up with!
Please note that the projects in this post do use supplies not included in the kit. My hope is to inspire you to break out of the box and combine your kit elements with other things you might have in your collection. For projects using just the kit contents and your basic stamping tool kit, you can visit this post.
First is an anniversary card where I played around with adding some watercolor onto the thick 220lb letterpress paper included in the kit. It is perfect for watercoloring...its thickness helps prevent warping. I love watercolor effects, but always hate the way it warps my cardstock. I had virtually no warping when I tried it on the 220lb letterpress papers...yay! I just used some Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise re-inkers with a little water added and just brushed over the letterpress paper after it had been embossed with the Luxe Letterpress Impression Plate.
I added the sentiments from the Luxe Letterpress stamp set which were stamped onto the coordinating impression insert from the kit. The roses are from The Sweet Life stamp set and coordinating dies. I added the thin gold borders around the edges using the narrow gold tape from the kit.
My next card has a totally different feel than anything else I've done with the kit! I focused on the seal die that's included in the kit. I love this die...there are lots of things you can do with it besides the envelope seals it was intended for! Here I used several of them to embellish my card front. I diecut them from the 110lb letterpress paper and stamped several of them with the circles from the Boy Basics: Simple Circles stamp set. The circle images fit perfectly inside the embossed ring of the die.
I also punched the centers from a few of them using a 1" circle punch. The stripe across the center was done with both widths of the gold tape from the kit layered over a strip of Enchanted Evening cardstock. The sentiment is from the Limitless Layers: Labels stamp set.
My last card for today features a fun technique I did using the super fine gold tape from the kit. I inked some vellum cardstock and then created stripes with the tape before diecutting a bunch of stars.
I also cut some tiny stars from the gold foil paper in the kit using the Star Gazer dies. The fun little curly-q's were made by adhering the narrow gold tape to some ordinary copy paper, then trimming into strips. I wrapped them around a pencil to make them curly. Probably not very conducive to mailing, but fun if you're hand delivering. Or it would be fun to do this on a tag on a gift bag or something! The Impression Plate and Insert used here are of course, from the Luxe Letterpress kit. The "to the grad" sentiment is from the Congrats All Ways set.
Here's a quick shot of how I did the gold striped stars...this is what my vellum looked like after I diecut the stars from it. A little tip for inking on vellum - I always seal mine with a quick spray of a clear coat sealer (the kind you would find in the hardward store in a spray paint can). Once the sealer is dry the ink stays put, otherwise ink on vellum doesn't always work out so well...it tends to stay wet.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying the March countdown festivities!