Friday, December 21, 2012

Letterpress Snowflake

Hi Friends,

I saw this challenge over the The Paper Players blog and since I have some free time to myself for the next several days (see my previous post!), I am doing some random challenges today.

This challenge is for a CAS card that incorporates a snowflake.  When "simple" is in the challenge, I think of die cuts!  I used my Fiskars Fuse Letterpress machine to stamp, cut and press all in one pass - not just simple but a super fast way to make a card!  I then die cut a Spellbinders Floral Oval and embossed my card base all on the same machine.  Added a jewel and done - CAS - not to mention under 10 minutes!!

A tip for Letter Press fans: I spent the money to by paper that is designed for letter press techniques.  I purchased mine locally from a paper warehouse but look for it on-line.  The specific brand I got is called "Crane's Lettra" and I saw it on-line at Neenhah Papers.  The color is "Fluorescent White."  This is a close up so you can see how soft and thick it is -- it results in a gorgeous letter-pressed piece!! And it is not a heavy paper, it's actually very light and "fluffy"!

Meanwhile, I  hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas week and have some relaxing down time this season!!

Blessings to all of you! 

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful! hugs, Helena

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this is stunning! Great close-up showing how deeply the paper gets embossed.

H2 :) said...

Wow, Anne, doesn't look like a 10 minute card! Love all the texture & the white on white layering. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players. :)

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The texture...the layers...the small "pop" of! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is so very pretty! A great submission for our challenge! So glad you played with the Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous! LOve the textures and the dimension from the layers. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players! :)