Today I wanted to give you a look into Letterpress on our Savoy 100% cotton cardstock. This cardstock handles like a dream with impressions. So if you love Letterpress or have always wanted to try it, this cotton cardstock is perfect!
I set out using just my Big Shot, some pigment ink and both regular embossing folders & the Sizzix InkIts Letterpress plates.
First, I wanted to see what type of impression I would get without any ink, just using my embossing folder. I have to say, I love the depth of the impression along with the crispness of it.
Then, I added some pigment ink on the “positive” side of the embossing folder. I was careful not to get ink on to the background area of the image, just the raised parts.
I sandwiched it up with my A2 sized blank cardstock and sent it through the Big Shot.
Next, I used one of the Sizzix InkIts plates, again with pigment ink. I was really happy with the results. The impression wasn’t too deep, which I liked a lot. If I wanted it deeper, I could always add a shim to my “sandwich”.
Then, using yet another Sizzix InkIts plate, I ran it through and needed very specific placement of the plate and the cardstock. I used bits of washi tape to hold everything in place so nothing would slip out of the alignment I wanted.
I scored this and thought this would make a great table number marker for a wedding or other event. What do you think?
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Thanks for the tutorial on this! Just this week I was wondering if I could use my embossing folders like this so you were in my head. GORGEOUS!
Just a quick noteI wound up going with a dark black/brown counter. I will post photos in a later update.Green Onyx