Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Just Add Ink #162

The challenge this week at Just Add Ink is to use a technique you've never tried before.  I've had a go at most techniques but one that I have seen a lot lately but haven't yet tried is "Faux Letterpress".  

I took some white cardstock, an embossing folder and some distress ink.  I inked up the inside of the folder, popped in the card and ran it through my cuttlebug.  Easy peasy.  

I think for next time though, I will use a completely smooth cardstock- this was Bazzill (the smoother side) and the ink didn't take as well I had hoped it would.  I also think next time, I'll try a different ink to see if I can get a smoother result.  

I then took a floral stamp from Hero Arts, stamped and heat embossed a few times, watercoloured with distress inks, cut it out along with some extra layers for dimension and added some pearls.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and is stamped in Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  

And here's a close-up.....

Sorry about the photos- it's been overcast and due to some camera issues I had to take these with my phone's camera. 

So, will I try "Faux Letterpress" again?  For sure!


  1. I love it Louise! I really like the texture and motley looks of the Bazzil and Distress ink. great effect and a lovely card. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  2. What a beautiful, bold, card Louise. Sometimes the results of our first-time efforts with something new are just serendipitous ..... this might not look how you thought it would, but it looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Beautiful - I love those flowers - they look like they are dyed. Chantell JAI

  4. Glad you joined our challenge at Just Add Ink and tried a new technique because you have created a lovely card with great texture and are now inspired to create more!