Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stampin' Celebration #27



It's already Thursday again, and what a pretty Stampin' Celebration inspiration piece! I just love all the colors associated with fall!  So here's what I made for this week:  

 
It seems I'm always in need of little note cards.  I like simple ones that I can either make quickly as needed, or that I can easily mass produce and have on hand.  So, this week I took the color scheme of the inspiration piece and went to work.  

I used my new Northern Trim Letterpress Plate from the Holiday Mini Catalog and my set of Brights Craft Spots. I inked up the letterpress plate, positioned the note card, ran it through the Big Shot, added a few Basic Pearls to each card, and that's it!!  Perhaps the fastest cards I've ever made.  :-) 

It's hard to see in the photo, but the letterpress plates give you a debossed, inked impression.  So it's a fun new technique to add to your cards. 

A couple of hints when using the letterpress plates:  The craft inks do work better than the classic inks.  I needed to use a shim with my Big Shot (you may not need to with yours).  Also, a thicker paper gives you a crisper images--Whisper White worked ok, but water color paper, textured paper, or even the Crumb Cake I used here work better.  It took me a couple times to get the hang of using these new plates, but they are really easy and produce professional looking results once you get the hang of it. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to head over to Stampin' Celebration to see what the Design Team has been up to this week.  And then make sure to play along--we'd love to see what you are inspired to make.  :-)  

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Tangerine Tango craft ink spots. 
Paper:  Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Northern Trim Letterpress Plate, Big Shot, Basic Pearls

6 comments:

The Country Rose said...

I love these cards! They are simple, but beautiful. Who wouldn't love to get one? Thanks for the tips on paper to use with the plates. I'm planning on ordering some soon so I will keep your tips in mind :). Have a wonderful day!!!

Barb

Kym said...

Allison, these are great cards. So clean and simple. Stunning!

Rosa Youschak said...

How pretty! I like the simplicity and elegance of these cards! TFS!

Amanda Mertz said...

Great CAS cards. The pearls add just the right amount of bling. TFS.

Pat said...

Great note cards!

Lois said...

I love these cards. I hadn't got that Letterpress plate yet, but it will be on my next order. TFS