Monday, September 20, 2010

New Stuff!!

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Don't you just love getting new stamping stuff?!  And I just don't mean new stamp sets and ink pads.  I mean new, never-seen-before, never-tried-before products.  In the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog, they have Letterpress Plates.  I LOVE the look of letterpress.  I even took a class in San Fransisco, to learn the art of letterpress.  It was so exciting setting up your own type and mixing your own ink.  It was like stamping on steroids!!  I've even looked into purchasing a letterpress machine, but I just don't have anywhere to put it.  I would need an entire studio or garage (which hubby will never give up!) to store it in.  So I just HAD to have one of the new Letterpress Plates.  And look what I did with it...

TRICK OR TREAT

Isn't it so cool?!  This was my very first attempt, and I actually messed it up.  So I did what any good stamper does and I figured out a way to use it anyway!  I accidentally moved my watercolor paper after I set it on top of the inked up plate, that's what all that bottom smudging is from.  But I thought it looked kind of "spooky", so I added more smudges and inked up the edges, so it almost looks like I did it on purpose!

I used watercolor paper and craft ink.  The paper is soft enough that it actually makes an indentation where the letter are.  Yay!  More stuff to feel!  I love a card you can touch and feel.  Hopefully I'll have some time and make a picture tutorial on how I used my Letterpress Plate.  And I can't wait to order the Lots of Love plate next!!!!

Stop back by tomorrow and check out what I've created for the ColourQ challenge (well, I actually haven't made anything yet, but it is at the top of my to-do list, right after we do Kindergarten!).  Plus find out some fun CoulourQ news!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

6 comments:

Yapha said...

Ooooo! That looks wicked cool!! Nice job!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great card! wouldn't have known that ink wasn't supposed to be there if you hadn't mentioned it! Looks great!!

Marie said...

Fabulous card Kyrstal! Love the LO and the color combo is perfect for the occasion!!

Tinkerin In Ink said...

The Letterpress Plates are awesome! And your right, the smudges fit right in :) Great colors, perfect for your spooky card :)

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

If you wouldn't have said anything, I never would have noticed any mes sup! I love your work! Great ideas!

PaperFairyKris said...

This looks really cool! I love the smudging. I haven't used my plates yet, but I will be careful.