Letterpress ATC Style

Happy Saturday everyone! This morning I woke up smiling, knowing it was time for another awesome Our Creative Corner challenge! This week's challenge was to use dry embossing, so I pulled out my bin of Cuttlebug folders and got to work. :)

I knew I wanted to make an ATC for the Verve Project Parade and figured I could combine the two challenges easily enough. One of my favorite ways to use Cuttlebug folders is what I call letterpress. I'm sure it has some other actual technical stamping name over on SCS, but it looks just like letterpress to me, so that's what I call it. I started by taking my Textile CB folder and inking the bottom inside plate with Chocolate Chip ink. Next I placed my cardstock inside the folder and ran it through my CB upside down (the Cuttlebug logo is on the bottom instead of the top). {Be sure to rinse your folder off with water immediately, so it doesn't stain.} Then I just cut my pieces to size and inked the edges with Chocolate Chip ink. Next I stamped Psalm 37:4 in Chocolate Chip on Classic Cream and then ran it through my CB with one of the small flower folders (upside down so it debosses). {Tip: You want to make sure you stamp first, and that you deboss instead of emboss, or it will be hard to read your sentiment.} I then colored in the debossed image with the BG10 Copic marker, inked the edges and matted with Chocolate Chip. To finish off the ATC, I just added some caribbean satin ribbon from Taylored Expressions and a Chocolate Chip 2.5" x 3.5" ATC card base.

Then to turn my little ATC into a card, I went for another simple layout that makes it easy to use ATC's on full cards. I used a piece of the leftover letterpressed paper, matted with Chocolate Chip to approx. 3.25" x 4", added two small photo corner punches and then added to a Soft Sky card base that was embossed with the Swiss Dots CB folder. Then I simply just added the ATC on dimensionals, and I had another finished card. Woohoo!

26 comments

  1. I love these two projects. They are so pretty. I also love the techniques used in their making. I am definitely off to try them out. Thanks for sharing and doing such a great job explaining how to do it.

    ~Laurie G

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  2. Over the top GORGEOUS, as always! LOL!

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  3. Gorgeous Julee!! Love this technique. I think I did a challenge card on SCS for something similar awhile back but it was called Reverse Embossing??? lol...whatever it's called...it's fabulous!

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  4. This is really beautiful. I am definitely going to have to try this technique.

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  5. Julee - your ATC card is gorgeous!!! The embossed flower inside your verse is clever - I love it!!!

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  6. It turned out beautiful Julee - I love it!! I don't have this folder, but I think it will be mine very soon - love it! Just gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  7. These are beautiful. I need to play with some ink and embossing folders. I haven't tried that yet.

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  8. I love this technique! I tried it once and made a mess, so maybe I'll have to try again! Great cards!

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  9. I've never seen this technique so I guess you get to call it what you want..I'll believe you ;). It is a stunning card. I'll have to try it. Thanks

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  10. Oh, I love this technique, I am going to have to try it. So now I know the correct terms, debossing for down and embossing for pattern up.

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  11. Great cards! The colours and layout rock (love that ribbon) & your techniques are SO original and pretty. Love the debossing under the sentiment especially! :0)

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  12. CherylQuilts at SCSJuly 20, 2008 at 5:35 AM

    These are fabulous! Thanks so much for the tutorial...really helps to understand how to achieve this beautiful look! TFS!

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  13. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for explaining the technique so well.

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  14. These are stunning! Thank you for sharing the techniques, it is good to have a refresher on something you have never done, or only done once. I am off to try my hand at it!

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  15. Julee your card is beautiful! I love the color combination! Thanks for playing along!

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  16. Beautiful! Thanks so much for the details on the technique. ~Patti

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  17. Beautiful Julee.
    I love the look of this,
    love the flower embossedover the verse.

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  18. I love this card- it is just beautiful! I love the color combination and the softness of the card.

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  19. I LOVE this Julee! You are QUEEN of the ATCs! Just beautiful!

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  20. GORGEOUS card Julee, LOVE the reverse embossing and stunning ribbon & colors.

    Thanks so much for playing! Have a wonderful week.

    Jennifer :)

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  21. This is really impressive! I'm definitely going to try this letterpress technique. Beautiful card!

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  22. This is an absolutely beautiful card! One day when I'm grown up, I'm gonna make cards like that!

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