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

  1. Awesome as usual Jennifer. Thanks for sharing this embossing technique. I usually avoid detailed die cos I hate picking out the pieces. This gives them a whole new light!

  2. Can “shimmery” be considered a color? I like the ones that seem transulent and pick up the colors surrounding it.

  3. i love this idea. really makes me think of what else an be done with my die cuts. purple is my favorite.

  4. I’m waiting for my shipment from Lucy’s shop to get here. I love the new Opal Whisper and Sparkling Coral she has. But as far as colors in general, it’s gotta be Peacock Feathers 😀

  5. I especially love the rose color, but they are all very pretty. Love the video, Jennifer. Thank you! I’m going to have to give this a shot. I have a couple of dies that are kinda a pain to cut with but I bet they would be super fun to ink up! :b

  6. It’s funny that you did this video. I have yet to use my embossing pad I got last year because I haven’t tried to find a video on how to do this same effect, so I am jazzed to try finally! Thanks for such a great video. And the sequins are yummy — Thats a sweet gift.

  7. I love this technique and it seems like it will work much better than using the wood veneer pieces. 🙂

  8. I like them all, maybe opal, lily and iridescent whit are my favs. Thanks for sharing and chance to win. XOXO

  9. I love this technique! It is sooooo neat. Thank You for sharing:) Your cards are always beautiful and an inspiration.

  10. All of them are beautiful! I think I would use the Phosphoresce (pool) the most. Thank you for the chance to win.

  11. Love your technics that you share! Thank you! .? I’m trying to find the stick tool you can use to move very small die cuts. Any suggestions?

  12. I LOVE the turquoise colored sequins! I’m going to start adding them to my cards for extra sparkle. 🙂 TFS

  13. I love this faux letterpress technique. Gorgeous cards. One of my fav colors is purple and associated hues. I love that Sweet Gelato from WPlus9. Took a look at Lucy’s Shaker selections and love the Cherry Blossom.

  14. I am just amazed by how you come up with several new techniques every week. I love this one, and I plan to try it soon. My favorite color is aqua, and that Phosphorescence sequin collection is simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talents and goodies!

  15. Love this (new to me) technique and will definitely be trying it out soon! My favourite sequin colour would be the phosphorescence, but i also love the glacier colours. Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. These are some great techniques!!! I never would have thought to use my dies like this… thanks for sharing!!! My favorite color is purple!!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

  17. Just one color??? Well, I guess it would have to be teal. (and, fuschia is my other favorite!)

  18. I love love love the pool color, but the gold is pretty snazzy too, and the rose would not sit unloved in my craft area. Cool technique! Letterpress seems to be everywhere these days and now I can try it with stuff I already have. Thanks!

  19. these cards are so pretty! thanks for sharing a fun new technique, too. 🙂

    for crafting, and pretty much everything else as well, I really love pink! so the English rose sequin mix would be perfect for me. but then I also love the teals and blues, so I like the Phosphorescence and Glacier mixes, too. those are such lovely sequins! thanks for the chance to win a few sets.

  20. For crafting, I’m loving anything in the turquoise family – the teal foil, peacock feathers distress ink, pool or tide pool, etc!!

  21. Thanks for resurrecting such a great technique! My favorite color of the Lucy Abrams sequins is English Rose!

  22. I love a pop of Badger red on a card.
    Thx for the opportunity to win the joyful sequins.

  23. Thanks for the detailed instructions on the faux letterpress technique. I can’t wait to try it. Love Lucy’s sequins.

  24. Yet again another fantastic video. I had never done this before, tried it and WOW. The finished look is so simple and classy……love it. Also I have to thank you for the way you list everything you use to make your cards. It’s so easy to scroll down and take a look at what materials to get. Thanks!

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