Hello blog friends! I am so excited to share with you this amazing technique from Tammy Hobbs! Please leave her a comment! Enjoy! Hugs, Joanna

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Letterpress Technique

Tammy here, and I have had many requests inquiring about the letterpress technique that I use quite a bit in my projects. It’s a great way to get more mileage out of your embossing folders or impression plates. The Letterpress technique creates a beautiful background by pressing ink into the cardstock after you have impressed the image from your folder or impression plate.

So first let’s gather some tools and supplies that you will need.

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You will need:

*die-cutting machine such as a Big Shot or Cuttlebug,

*plates

*embossing folder,

*brayer

*inkpad

*cardstock.

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Inspired by Stamping, Birthday Greetings stamp set, Letterpress Technique Tutorial

Now it’s time to add ink to your brayer by rolling it through your inkpad and then transfer the ink to your embossing folder by rolling the brayer on one side of your embossing folder only. Depending on which side you choose will depend on the out come of the background giving you two possibilities.

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After you have inked up your embossing folder it’s time to carefully place your cardstock on your inked embossing folder careful not to move it.

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Run through the sandwich of your die-cutting machine.

Inspired by Stamping, Birthday Greetings stamp set, Letterpress Technique Tutorial

There you have it!

Inspired by Stamping, Birthday Greetings stamp set, Letterpress Technique Tutorial

Inspired by Stamping, Birthday Greetings stamp set, Letterpress Technique Tutorial

9 thoughts on “Letterpress Technique Tutorial

  1. Martha H. says:

    WOW! that’s amazing! Do you clean the embossing folder with baby wipes? Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Martha H.

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