Card Recognition

Monday, October 3, 2011

Do More With Less Guest Blogger Challenge

A note of thanks...  I'm super excited to be Yvonne's Do More With Less Guest Blogger this month.  As a challenge junkie (who has used the Play Date Cafe colors on this card) I love trying new techniques and styles and Yvonne has some fabulous folks spotlighted on her blog, so what a privilege for me to be included.  The technique I've decided to do is "faux letter press", or the act of inking up your impression plate or embossing folder.  The card above uses the PTI Impression plate "Book Print", but the technique works just as well with embossing folders.   Below are some photos of the card, but the tips for this technique are pretty simple:

1. Get out an impression plate or embossing folder.
2. Ink up the plate or folder and sandwich as you would in your die cut system.
3. Let paper dry, wipe plate or folder clean with baby wipe (or rise with warm water and soap if need be).
4. Use faux letter press paper in some fabulous crafty project.

And since I love RAK I'm happy to say that the prize for this challenge is the PTI In Bloom Impression plate, one that I've put to use on a number of cards.  For examples of other cards I've made using this technique click here, here, here, here, here, here, here or here.  The deadline for the Do More With Less Challenge is Friday, October 21st at 11:59pm (GMT +8).  I can't wait to see what you create.

Materials: PTI All Booked Up, Mat Stack 4 sentiment and frame, Mat Stack 3 die, PTI Book Print Impression plate, Versafine black ink, Tim Holtz Distress Stain Antique Linen, water color pencils, Core'dinations card stock


yyam said...

Thanks for being my guest blogger Erin! Love this awesome technique you shared! :)

Emily Keaton said...

Erin, you ROCK!! What a great surprise. :) This is a great technique, and what a fun challenge you've put together. Congrats on a fab guestie spot!! Well done.

Karen B. said...

Great tutorial and technique, can't wait to try it myself! Your card is lovely, the coloring really makes that image stand out.

~amy~ said...

yahoooooo!!! congrats on the Guest Blogger gig!!!!!

Love the technique...fabulous.

Emily Leiphart said...

Erin, I've missed coming here! Congrats on the Guest Blogger gig. You rock girlie! I LOVE the way you've inked and letterpressed your impression plate. This is fabulous!!

jen said...

SO FUN! congrats on the guest blogger & great job on the tutorial! :D

Andrea Ewen said...

Congratulations on your GDT assignment! This looks like a really cool technique...and it looks fabulous on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

lynn said...

congrats, erin! you have some gorgeous pics on your flickr! tfs that!-- love this technique!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOWOW! You have used this plate a TON! LOOOOOOOOOOVE it--you know how much I want those PTI plates! LOVE:)

I love how you shared the steps to making this card--FABulous! LOVE that text stamp! Great coloring--must get me some markers! Beautiful card all around:) AND great color story!!!

Thanks for playing along with us over at the PDCC--and congrats on your guest blogging gig:) I will have to see about playing along with the Do More With Less challenge;) HUGS!

~Tammy~ said...

Great job and Congrats!