Saturday, February 6, 2010
I decided to create our invitations and use a "letterpress" which I made by ordering a KF152 plate from Box Car Press, and using some "B" plates from my cuttlebug (along with a few shims, an old thin mousepad, a piece of cardstock and a folded up Vons circular). I got the idea from a site called the Frugal Crafter.
It took me about 30 practice runs on smaller objects and watercolor paper before I felt that it was safe to use the "Luxe" paper I had bought at PaperSource.
They came out great. This batch took me about 1.5 Hours. This is definately a labor of love, but this is one of the things I think is a ton of fun! I still also have envelopes and RSVP cards to press...woo hoo!
I used Speedball ink that is used for block printing and mixed gold and black together so the black has a bit of sheen to it. I also used a Speedball Soft brayer that I got at Michaels with a 40% off coupon...sadly it was more expensive than the one quoted at boxcar press, even with the 40% off, but it was raining and I didn't want to go on a wild goose chase.
I can't wait to get to send these out and see if everyone likes them :)
Posted by RollerScrapper at 12:28 AM