Video: Letterpress With Wood Embellishments + BIG Giveaway

Hi, everyone! Today’s video is packed full of ideas… including doing letterpress with wood embellishments and changing the look of wood embellishments with color. I also give a peek into a Freckled Fawn OHDEERME Embellishment Kit. Keep reading… I have a special offer and big giveaway!

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Click HERE to watch the video in HD on YouTube.]

I absolutely love the look of letterpress and have shared many techniques in the past that give a kinda-like-letterpress look. (Check out one HERE.) But I have to say, today’s technique gives the best results I have seen yet! I am so excited.

This technique is so easy. First, I generously added yellow pigment ink to the back of a Freckled Fawn wood piece (more on that below). Next I created this sandwich with my Big Shot: cutting plate, embossing pad, heavyweight cardstock (or watercolor paper), inked-side-down wood piece and cutting plate. Finally, I ran this through my die cut machine as I would an embossing folder (all tabs open on my Big Shot platform – but you can do this on a Cuttlebug, too). It is amazing how well this works to leave an impression into the paper with bold color! (I am sure all wood pieces and die cut machines are different. Please play around with your products. You may need a different sandwich or need shims. Start with less and build up to more until you get the results you like. I was so excited that the wood didn’t split and lasted through many runs.) You could make a ton of cards with one piece!

I also decided to use the wood piece itself on a card, but wanted to give it a different look. So I covered the front of the wood with yellow and orange pigment ink and a layer of my favorite sparkle embossing powder. I love the new look!

For the background of the card, I created a cloud background with the Judikins Clouds stencil and Mini Ink Blending Tool with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I will definitely be doing this background again!

I also showed in the video a quick card I made with the stamp set that was included in the Freckled Fawn Kit this month. I stamped with pigment inks and used the same sparkle embossing powder. Easy and fun!

FRECKLED FAWN KITS

For these cards, I used the July Freckled Fawn OHDEERME Embellishment Kit. The kit is available alone or you can subscribe and get a unique embellishment kit each month. I have to say, I enjoy these kits so much! (I share quick cards I have made with these kits over on Instagram often.) The kits come in the cutest container and are stuffed full of unique embellishments. Oh! And a stamp set is included! I am in love. (You can see a previous post I did with a FF kit HERE.) For information on subscribing, click HERE.

Note: As usual, I was not asked to do this post, nor paid for it. When I told the folks at Freckled Fawn that I liked their products, they were happy to do a special offer and giveaway.

SPECIAL OFFER

Freckled Fawn has a great offer for my readers. Subscribe to the OHDEERME Embellishment Kits and receive a wood chip grab bag! Simply enter the code “McGuireSub” during checkout. (While supplies last. Code must be entered at checkout and expires 7/31/14 at Midnight MST.)

GIVEAWAYS

Giveaway time… and it is a good one! One lucky winner will get a THREE-month subscription to Freckled Fawn. (July, August and September.) For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST onΒ  7/18/14. Good luck. (Thanks, Freckled Fawn!)

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669 thoughts on “Video: Letterpress With Wood Embellishments + BIG Giveaway”

  1. Thank you for introducing me to the Lawn Fawn Kit. These are unique because I can use these embellishments in both card making and scrapping. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Jennifer, you continue to help me with my card making with your video tutorials! Thank you! And thank you to Freckled Fawn for their generous give away!

  3. Love the look of letter press too – very creative example of thinking outside the box. Especially because the wood piece is still usable after pressing – way to maximize supplies! Thanks for the opportunity to win a Freckled Fawn kit!

  4. What a fantastic technique! Would never have thought of using the wood piece in this way. I can’t wait to try it out. Great video packed with lots of good ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. This is TERRIFIC! Since these days I mostly make cards for Operation Write Home, this is an amazing way to use embellishments that otherwise wouldn’t be allowed. Jennifer, you’re the best!!

  6. Such a COOL, CLEVER and BEAUTIFUL technique – THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION & tutorial Jennifer!!! I will definitely be trying this “letterpress” technique out, now that I have a Big Shot AND I will try heat embossing my wood veneers too πŸ™‚
    I confess that I have not used Freckled Fawn products before, so I’m sending you a big THANK YOU for the chance to win!!!
    PS – I think I am actually getting hardened up to you cutting stamps now and I didn’t even flinch when you calmly said about cutting the “rise &” off the top of the shine!!!

  7. Thanks Jen. I love your videos! I would be SO excited to try the Freckled Fawn kits!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Thank-you yet again Jennifer for an amazing technique. I have been toying with the idea of subbing to the Freckled Fawn kit but had not made up my mind yet. So this is a lovely and welcome opportunity. Thanks for all you do πŸ™‚

  9. Oh, wow! What a cool idea! I wonder if a person could make their own wood embellies with thin wood and dies! Must try that. And what a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  10. Super idea for getting more out of a wood embellishment. And I like the letterpress look! The Freckled Fawn embellishments are fantastic!! More to add to my wish list!

  11. Cool technique. I always love letterpress, the texture are so unique and it looks gorgeous. Jennifer thanks again for the fun inspiration.

  12. Love your ideas for these really cute cards. And thanks for listing where supplies can be purchased. Thanks

  13. Great idea to use the wood as a letterpress! I planned to try it with chipboard but haven’t gotten around to it yet (so much stuff to try!). Thanks to you and Freckled Fawn for the chance to win the kits!

  14. This is an awesome Technique! I love how you got so many cards out of one embelishment, talk about getting the most out of that wood veneer, wowzers.

  15. Wow, awesome card Jennifer, great technique with the wood letter press! All so, thanks Jen and Lawn Fawn for this opportunity at this great prize.

  16. Oh my gosh! This video was so inspiring! I immediately want all of the items from Freckled Fawn! Thanks for the opportunity to win and also the introduction to another great company!

  17. Thank you so much for showing us a different use for the wood embellishments. Unlike you, I didn’t care for them as much, but now that I can use them in other ways, I can’t wait to pull them out and try something new! Thank YOU! πŸ™‚

  18. thanks Jennifer for the great intro to Freckled Fawn and your amazing use of their great ‘goodies’. As always, fun to learn neat ideas from you.

  19. I really enjoyed the video. This is a technique that I am going to try. So happy to see the Freckled Fawn embellishment kit, this would be fun to receive once a month. Jennifer, thank you for sharing this fab project.

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