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Fri 23

Wishing Card
by Donna Sledzik


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.


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.


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.


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!








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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