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CardMaker - - Lessons In Letterpress - De­sign by Deb­o­rah Nolan

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Papertrey Ink card­stock: vin­tage cream, dark choco­late, gold shim­mer Wa­ter­color pa­per Ink pads: IMAG­INE Crafts/Tsukineko Del­i­cata (golden glitz); Ranger Dis­tress (rusty hinge, wild honey) ColourArte Twin­kling H20s wa­ter­col­ors: cedar wood, ce­les­tial sun, cin­na­mon stick, cop­per penny, gar­net, gin­ger peach, golden opal, hot cin­na­mon Hemp­tique 10 lb. hemp cord Washi tape Red but­ton Self-ad­he­sive gems Dies: Si­mon Says Stamp! (Small Hello #SSSD111327); leaves Sizzix Bub­ble Wrap­ping em­boss­ing folder (#657846) Die-cut­ting ma­chine Wa­ter­color brushes Brayer Foam ink dauber Ad­he­sive dot Stick It die-cut ad­he­sive 3M ad­he­sive foam tape

1. Form a 31/2 x 5-inch card from cream card­stock.

2. Wa­ter­color a brown swatch and a re­do­r­ange swatch on wa­ter­color pa­per; set aside to dry.

3. Cut a 31/4 x 43/4-inch panel from cream card­stock for faux let­ter­press print.

4. Open em­boss­ing folder to lie flat; ap­ply gold ink to raised sur­face side of folder with a brayer.

5. Place cream panel on uninked side of em­boss­ing folder and close it by bring­ing inked side to card­stock.

6. Run folder through die-cut­ting ma­chine two to three times; re­move faux print and set aside to dry. Note: Clean ink from em­boss­ing folder im­me­di­ately.

7. Ap­ply Dis­tress inks with foam dauber along faux print’s bot­tom left cor­ner.

8. Wrap hemp cord around faux print four times and se­cure it with washi tape on back of panel; ad­here to card with foam tape.

9. Die-cut leaves from wa­ter­color swatches; ad­here to faux print with foam tape.

10. Cut pan­els of cream, brown and shim­mer card­stock for die-cut­ting sen­ti­ment. Ap­ply die-cut ad­he­sive to back of each panel; die-cut one sen­ti­ment from each.

11. Re­move ad­he­sive back­ing from brown sen­ti­ment and ad­here to leaf as shown. Re­peat and layer cream and gold die-cut sen­ti­ments; shift sen­ti­ments slightly for shadow ef­fect, if de­sired.

12. Thread but­ton with hemp cord; tie bow. Ad­here to card with ad­he­sive dot.

13. Ad­here gems.

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