Playing with the recent LDRS Creative With Affection Release. This release is now available and can be found at the online store. It is full of gorgeous letterpress/betterpress staples and florals. Did you know you can foil with your letterpress plates. I used a matt black foil with the Tutti Fruiti Impress-ion Letterpress Dies. Super convenient the set comes with co-ordinating dies to cut the fruit out and a simple way to stretch these co-ordinating dies is to use them to create insets for the images.
- Cut a green card stock panel to 3 1/4” x 5 1/2” and cut a pink card stock panel to 3 1/2” x 5 1/2”
- Die cut the Celebrate Die from the Elegant Sentiment Word Dies out of same pink card stock as panel. Cut 2 additional sets of celebrate from white cardstock and layer behind the pink for depth. Also die cut one of the celebrate outlines. Apply ‘Celebrate’ to outline.
Get the look:
- Instead of just using the fruits from the Tutti Fruiti Impress-ion Letterpress Dies with your letterpress try using them with the hot foil system. (Note: this is not the toner/foil system but the foil plates and glimmer type system).
- For a clean look I chose to use a matte black foil, but all the foils would be spectacular. TIP: For foiling best to use the smooth card stock that you would use with regular hot foil plates.
- Although this card only used a single cherry and strawberries, while I was foiling I made sure to do lots of extras for future cards.
- Pic out your favourite markers and colour in the images, then die cut with Tutti Fruiti Impress-ion Letterpress co-ordinating dies.
- BUILDING CARD: Position and cut the Tutti Fruiti Impress-ion Letterpress co-ordinating dies on the green card stock panel one near top and one near bottom to leave room for sentiment in the centre.
- Add a layer of foam tape and centre the green panel over the pink. Inset and glue images to create a different look than the usual of die cutting image ontop. Centre and adhere the celebrate sentiment.
- Add to a 3 1/2” x 51/2” card base.
Hope you find this a fun way to use co-ordinating dies beyond the usual. Happy papercrafting : )