In today's Summer Camp blog post Jennifer shared the technique for getting a letterpress look using embossing folders. She also shared using an acetate panel in the middle of a card, but as I am not a great fan of acetate, I decided to try the letterpress technique with this week's colour combo and forego the acetate idea.
Paper: Hero Arts Notecard; Neenah; scrap of green cardstock
Ink: Copic Markers; CTMH (Juniper dye ink); HA Pool Shadow ink; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Unity (Rain & Flowers); Hero Arts (Magical Background CG211); MFT (Typewriter Alphabet)
Other: Glossy Accents; Cuttlebug embossing floder
Nothing too spectacular. I inked up the debossed side of the embossing folder wih Pool shadow ink in order to make that "letterpress" strip. I coloured in the flower from the Unity set using Copics and added a bit of glossy accent here and there for texture and shine.
The sentiment was created using a Typewriter Alphabet stamp set, I then cut each word out and used my copic marker to go around the edges before adhering it to the card.
I am not really sure how I feel about this card, maybe it will grow on me. I think I need to go and make something totally different, something not for Summer Card Camp. Don't get me wrong, I am thoroughly enjoying it, learning so many new things, but I need to do something unrestricted, with no rules or maybe try out a challenge on one of the fabulous blogs out there.
As you can tell from the sentiment I am very much thinking about my husband, 3 more sleeps!