April 03, 2011

Letterpress technique


Finally got around to trying the letterpress technique with a PTI impression plate!
Using my brayer, I inked up the metal IP, then placed my rustic CS on top and ran the whole thing through my Big Shot. LOVE the look, and don't know why I waited so long to try it!

This card is based on a LO I saw ages ago on someone's blog and I can't remember who. If it was YOU or you know what I'm talking about, please share the link! *smile*

I've been so busy lately with a school function fundraiser, but it ended last night so I can breath a bit easier now. Wheww. I've been asked for some wedding invitation samples so I need to get crackin' on those, and I have a customer waiting on a few custom cards too, so now I can focus on getting those done. 
Plus today is my mom's birthday and I haven't even finished her card yet! EEEEK
My siblings and I bought her a round trip ticket on Amtrak so she can go see her BFF in Colorado, and I want to get her piano tuned as a surprise too. *grin*

Thanks for stopping by, 
Hope your Sunday is superb!

*mwah*

40 comments:

Lisa V. said...

Dana, your card is amazing. The letterpress technique is one that I have wanted to try myself. You have done an great job showcasing it here.

Jay Gee said...

The letterpress background is stunning Dana, I want to try it now :)

iruha said...

fantastic card!!

~amy~ said...

lovely....great letterpress! LOVE the colors! Happy Birthday to your MOM!!!

Kara said...

love it....i love the look of letterpress and the colors you chose are beautiful!

Christina said...

This card totally jumped out at me from my reader this morning, and the details are amazing. I was just thinking of buying a brayer yesterday so I could try this technique, and now I wish I had! Love the way you rolled one end of the sentiment banner and curled the corners for a rustic look.

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

beautiful card love the colors and the letterpress.

SueB said...

LOVIN' the card, and what a pretty impression plate - TFS!

Mary said...

Gasp! I LOVE this! such a work of art! The colors and the sentiment are gorgeous, and letterpress sounds (and looks) like a fun technique. Amazing design, too...very inspirational.

Rhonda said...

Love the letterpress, LOVE the curled edges. Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous! Love the curled edges and the color combo.

Amy said...

Hi Dana! Please forgive me as I am trying to play catchup with my GR. I have looked at all your gorgeous cards lately but just haven't had time to comment. This beauty however is just STUNNING! I mean I love the LP technique, the rolled cardstock edges, the color, well....just EVERYTHING!!! I see so many new goodies on here! :)

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card, Dana!

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Oh my, I am utterly speechless. This card is amazing, Dana. Everything about it is SO perfect!

Jackie Pedro said...

What STUNNING results, Dana!! Just love this beautiful card!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Love how the IP design stands out. Have not tried this technique yet but your card has me inspired. Great B-day gifts for your mom. Have a great week ahead!

Kim O'Connell said...

WOW! This is stunning! I love the curled edges, too! This would be a fantastic card for a fall wedding!

Amy Beth said...

Dana, this is beautiful! I love all the details.

Melissa said...

Beautiful!! What a gorgeous background! I love the rich colors and layers!

Belinda said...

Oooh, love the fun letterpress look! :) I'm always afraid to try that because I hate getting the plate dirty! Haha.

Sue Ann said...

The rolled edges ... ahhhhhhh I just love them ...... so old fashion ...... like a card that you just found in your grandmothers chest of treasures ...... I also am totally loving the letterpress with this IP ....... so perfect with this one!!! The colors are perfect and so much detail work ....... another true beauty created by Dana!!! AND your mom will love the tuning of the piano ...... GREAT GIFT!!! And she is an Aries too~~ LOVE IT!!!

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous card Dana! I love the look of that red ink on that pattern! So so pretty!

Michele Gross said...

Wow! This card just blows me away! Its elegant and rich and has so many cool elements that just makes my jaw drop! REally fabulous card!!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! This card is so rich and gorgeous! Love all the texture!

Laura Isham said...

Dana, this card is so pretty. Love the home-y feel to it and all the distressing makes it feel well loved.

Michelle R said...

Dana your cards are AMAZING...teach me please...LOL!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is marvelous, Dana! I love the colors, and the letterpress looks fabulous! I tried it one time and made a big mess, so I'm sort of letterpress shy now lol!

Mara... said...

I just love how you curled the edges of your card, it's my favorite thing about it!! Beautiful work!!

Tracey said...

Oh my!!! This is a jaw dropper!!! LOVE it!!! I so need to try that technique...THANKS for the beautiful inspiration!!!

Keva said...

Dana, this is gorgeous!! I have to give that technique a try. Fabulous results here lady!

Jen W. said...

That looks so amazing! At first I thought it was some fancy patterned paper and wanted to know what brand it was. So excited that I can attempt to make it myself! :) Thanks for sharing!

christy compton hall said...

Well I thought I was just going to pop in here real quick, check out your card, and not leave a comment - but darn if that isn't the most GORGEOUS work of card art, ever! I failed terribly at trying letterpress (without a brayer) so I am especially in awe. What a thoughtful present for your mom, too!

Dana said...

*gasp* A super stunner, Dana!! I LOVE it!!

IamDerby said...

Love this! especially the rolled corners.

Karen said...

This is stunning, and now the Vineyard Impression Plate has hit the top of my wish list!

Elena said...

stunningly gorgeous!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Wowsers that is just gorgeous!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love that letterpress technique - I haven't tried it yet, but you've inspired me to!

luluvision said...

I LOVE it! I may have to buy that plate! Damn you Dana! :-)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh... love this!!!