Thursday, 13 March 2014

OCC Clean & Simple - Faux Letterpress

Okay, one more card/s to share today.


The following cards were created using the faux letterpress technique.  With this first card, I stamped the motif in white ink.  Then stamped the image again in blue/green ink over the white and slightly offset.  This creates the impression that the image is raised off the page....well it should anyway. What do you think? Maybe it didn't work as well as I intended.....

so...I tried again stamping versamark first then white ink on top....

and.....much better don't you think?  But perhaps the grey cardstock and white ink didn't do this technique justice so I tried again.

I tried versamark and white ink again but on kraft card.  Then white ink and blue on kraft card.  And I think both of these look great.  Pops right out of the page!!

  I left these cards with no sentiments yet so I can pull them out when I need.  Any sentiment will look great with these. 

I had so much fun with this technique.  And now I have a whole set of cards ready to go.

Okay, that is it from me today.
I'm late for day 3 and 4 of classes.
See you again soon

Runway Inspired Challenge #55 - I was inspired by the large motif on her dress taking center stage.
Inspired by Stamping IBSIC#79 - White, blue green, emerald green
Inky Chicks#24 - Monochromatic


  1. Great cards! I think the ones on the kraft just pop.

  2. I think they all look amazing but I LOVE the one with blue and white on kraft! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! :) HUGS and have a great weekend! Mynn xx

  3. Love the blue on kraft, that one really pops! They're all lovely though :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  4. Wow, you are just rocking that faux technique! I think it looks especially awesome on the grey cardstock (even thought it seems as though that one wasn't your fave!). Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

  5. You've done a brilliant job with this technique!! I love it! ;)

  6. Oh yes Phi, I think the technique works great...I'll certainly be trying it out. Love that flourish stamp you've used, it's simple and so eye catching. Great cards

  7. Gorgeous cards... love the blue & white on craft... Thanks for joining us at IBS :)