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Video: Faux Detail Letterpress & Giveaway

Hi there! Today’s video shares a faux detailed letterpress technique. I haven’t done this technique in awhile, but it is definitely a favorite of mine.

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This faux detailed letterpress technique is a great way to get a new use out of any detailed wafer thin dies you may have. Gotta love that!

The fabulous Waffle Flower Doily Circle and Doily Square dies worked perfectly for this technique… thanks to their great detail. I lightly inked the cutting edges of the dies with dye inks. (I recommend using dye inks, but you can try anything you have. Just be light-handed when applying them.) After the die was inked, I placed them on top of some watercolor paper and ran it through my die cut machine with an embossing pad, so it would emboss instead of cut. (If you don’t have an embossing mat, you could try felt or craft foam. Oh – I use watercolor paper because I like the thickness of it for this technique.) The results? Ink pressed into the paper with great detail.

I added Glossy-Accent-covered-die-cut sentiments by Waffle Flower, some hearts from a Simon Says Stamp die set, and some bling from Lucy Abrams. I really like these sequin packs – so many shapes and sizes included in one.

For my last card, I wanted to do something a bit different so I used VersaMark ink to ink up the die and heat embossed the image using gold embossing powder. I also heat embossed a piece of cardstock with the same gold embossing powder so I could die cut my finishing touches from it and have everything match perfectly.

I wish my photos could capture the dimension and shine!

This technique stretches the use of your dies and gives such beautiful, detailed results. I hope you give it a try.

GIVEAWAY

Aren’t those sequins from Lucy Abram just gorgeous?! I have three packs for a lucky winner. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/28/15 telling me your favorite color. Mine is pool! (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

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583 thoughts on “Video: Faux Detail Letterpress & Giveaway”

  1. Love this technique! Lots of helpful tips in this video. My favorite Shaker color is the Sweet Pea, I just love the soft pastel colors.

  2. Love all of your card techniques, they inspire me. All of the sequins are beautiful, but if I had to pick one, it would be the cherry blossom.

  3. For cards I would have to say gold or silver…but my favorite color for almost everything is blue any shade at all

  4. Love pool and anything teal/turquoise. Thanks for this video, I’m looking to curb my crafting expenses (hoarding?

  5. I love them all but since I have to choose one, I’ll go with the light blue/green pack. I have 2 questions, if you don’t mind.
    1. Did you clean the dies with baby wipes after running it through the Big Shot?
    2. Is the Shimmer Mist effect comparable to the Pearl Powder diluted in water effect?

  6. I loved two LOL! The gold dust and Blue Topaz….just gorgeous! Sorry, I replied to your email instead of your blog….what a ditz I am *head slap*!!!

  7. Wow Jennifer!! That was a great informational video. Just talked my local scrapbook store into getting these markers!! Can’t wait to play with them!!

  8. Wow! I love your videos! They are informative and straight to the point. They’re also easy to understand. It’s great how you list your suppliers, I really appreciate it. My favorite color is green, the shade that the corn and soybeans get when they are at their height of glory… just before they start turning gold, and are on their way to harvest. Yes, I live in the Midwest, surrounded by field’s. Thanks for the time you take in making the videoe and keeping up with the arts!
    Jeania

  9. I want to thank you for the idea of using coffee filters to catch the embossing powder. I had struggled to keep it all on a folded sheet of paper. We don’t drink coffee, but I actually had a set of filters left from a craft project. They now have a useful purpose, rather than just waiting for me to find another coffee filter project. I’ll be anthropomorphic and say those filters are smiling.

  10. Lovely cards and great video – thanks so much! I particularly like the aqua sequins – the pink too!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. My favorite sequins color is Iridescent White. I love the way it catches the light. It’s all about the bling.

  12. Love this technique! This really helps extend use of dies. Thank you so much for sharing this! I like all the colors, would probably choose gold as a starting point. Thanks for this opportunity!

  13. I’ve heard about letterpress but never really knew what it looks like. Now I do. Thanks.
    Pastel and shabby chic greens are my favorite colors.

  14. Just fabulous as usual Jennifer. I haven’t used my doily dies for a while…now I have a new technique to use with them Thanks so much. 🙂

  15. WOW!! This video is filled with LOTS of great tips and tricks!! Thanks SO VERY MUCH for sharing! I do love the sequin packets as well. I especially love the Lily ones!!

  16. One of the reasons (only one of the many) I like to see what you are up to is that your favorite color is pool, and I love anything in the blue/green tones!! So I have to see what beautiful inspiration you are sharing! I just checked out her sequin packs and they are gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win!

  17. I’ve already tried it and it looks wonderful! I actually did it with a very intricate heart die that I bought a long time ago but had never used so… THANK YOU!

  18. Great technique! I did go look and already have my list of colors in the sequins and confetti that I’ll be getting…but my favorite color is Dusty Rose AND Country Blue…love, love, love them!

  19. Love love the pool! Hard to choose though. They all are pretty colors. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  20. Always want to try your demonstrations. The thing that’s confusing is what sets of colors
    Is necessary for a person just doing cards as it seems one needs so many things

  21. I love this technique! The gold on gold is so elegant, yet other colors have a fun yet beautiful look too. Wonderful cards and the sequins have a great mix so I’m unable to pick a favorite!

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