Friday, 4 March 2011

Letterpress Love!

Hi there again!

Ooo I must have come over all funny - two posts in as many days!

Today I've been busy working on projects using beatufiul origami flowers for the May issue of docrafts Creativity Magazine, and gorgeous though they are, the numerous folds, petals and flowers needed have made my fingers sore!

Also the products I need to get ready for the demonstrations at the Stitch and Craft show at Olympia have arrived, so in the evenings next week I shall be cutting and prepping to make sure I'm ready. Can you tell I was a girl guide?! My best friend Sheila Halliwell will be there running card making workshops, with Beckie Dreyer, and Becky James holding Scrapbooking and Jewellery sessions. Phill Martin will also be joining me this year, so there's bound to be laughs galore!

As everything I'm doing at the moment is for something or another, I thought I would show you a card I did probably this time last year for the Letterpress show on Create and Craft. I LOVED prepping for this show, as I LOVE the Letterpress!

Usually with the Letterpress you would use Letterpress paper (which is actually like watercolour paper, thick and almost cushioned) but here I used the letterpress plate onto core'dinations cardstock in a similar colour to the printing ink. I also used a different letterpress plate with no ink applied onto white letterpress paper to give a naked embossed effect, before matting onto turquoise and silver cardstock. The forever friends die cut embellishment finishes the card.

Anyhoo, will I be here tomorrow? Your guess is as good as mine! I'm taking Joe to the cinema tomorrow to see 'Gnome and Juliet', then on to the seaside for a real freshly cooked doughnut. Yum!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great evening!


melsanford said...

Beautiful card - fab effect!

And I can totally recommend Gnomeo and Juliet :-) Fab!

Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Clare, I really like the turquoise colour.
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous. Mary x

Sarpreet said...

i remember seeing this card - stunning

Lee said...


Addams said...

Lovely card, great papers