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Fri 23

Wishing Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a fun technique for you called " Die Cut Letterpress". I saw this technique on Jennifer McGuire's blog: Here. I used the new Mistletoe Wreath Die for my card.

I die cut the Wreath 3 times from cardstock and once from vellum. Next I glued them all together, with the vellum wreath on top.  This forms our faux letterpress die. You want the vellum die cut on top to have a non-porous surface to ink the die cut.

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Next I inked the vellum side of the die cut with Distress Oxide Inks and placed it ink side down onto a piece of watercolor paper. I lightly misted the watercolor paper with plain water before I placed my die cut down. I ran this through my die cut machine as if embossing a die cut. All machines are different so just follow the instructions for embossing.

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The die cut will peel right off the paper. You can wipe the ink off it and use it again.

I spattered the background with the green inks and sponged the edges of the card with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I used various sized hole punches to create the berries and glued them around the wreath.

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I die cut the shadow portion of the word wishing from kraft cardstock and the writing portion from white cardstock. Next I glued the word to the shadow and adhered them to the card.

I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of kraft cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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To finish the card, I used foam tape to glue the card front to a kraft mat and adhered that to a white card base.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Comments

Wonderful take on the letterpress that Jennifer McGuire showed. Now I have to try it soon!

So beautiful!

Thank you for a clear explanation of this letterpress technique. I am thinking the design would make a very beautiful card for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Do you think it would work to use a thicker piece of card stock and not have to use two? Also could you could glue all the layers together before you die cut it?

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