Thursday, June 25, 2009

Impressabilities Possibilities

I just wanted to share a couple of really fabulous ways to use your Spellbinders Impressabilities. I went ahead and broke down and cut apart my Impressabilities. Yes, you may gasp. But, once I cut, it was so freeing! LOL! :)
Letter press has become my new obsession. It is a look that is used in high end stationery and is so elegant. The flower on the left card was created using the letter press technique. Push ink all over the piece of Impressabilities you desire to use. Place your paper over the top, followed by the embossing mat, and then run it through the machine. A beautifully inked impression is left behind.
The card on the right is highlighting using a piece from the Impressabilities as an accent. (The colors on it are a reflection of my kitchen.) I added some gems to the center of the flowers.
So, go ahead and cut your Impressabilities apart and have fun! :) thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Spellbinders-Flower Impressabilities
Cardstock-Neenah (Solar White)
Ink-Clearsnap (Colorbox Chalk Primary Que)
Patterned paper-My Mind's Eye
Stamps, Ribbon-Papertrey Ink
Gems-Hero Arts

17 comments:

Jen D. said...

Kimberly this is awesome! I've been trying for weeks to think of a great way to mimic letter press. You just hit me over the head with a 2x4! Duh! This is amazing!!

kristie sessions said...

oooh. I like that. I am in LOVE with letterpress and have been so sad that my hand made cards aren't as cool looking and crisp as what you can buy in the store... no more my friend. SO glad you showed me this!

Margie H said...

Love this idea! I cut mine off the frame and boy, that WAS freeing! LOL!!

Connie said...

These are just so pretty, Kimberly! Thanks for the tips on the impressabilities!!

imastampin said...

YES! I love the letterpress look you got on this. And using a piece for an embellishment is an awesome idea. Fabulous my friend, fabulous!

Gwen said...

Ooh... I LOVE letterpress... this is such a great idea! I haven't bought any Impressabilities yet, but I think you just sold me :D

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Very Cool Kimberley:)
Your impressabilities up pop!!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful cards Kim!! They look very professional!!:)

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Kim! Love the letterpress look - so polished. And the Impressabilities piece as an accent looks terrific! TFS!

Gina said...

Kim, your cards are as Amazing as ever! :) I love seeing that you posted a LO . . . love your work girlie! :)

Angela Fehr said...

I love this, Kim! I am a huge fan of letterpress myself and have been really tempted to try to buy a small tabletop press. Die cutting machines are much cheaper! Love this look.

Diana said...

Beautiful colors

Erin Bassett said...

Beautiful cards!!

Tracey said...

These are gorgeous Kim!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! I love them both, great colors and dp.

Deanna said...

Beautiful!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh, I love this!! What a refreshing, crisp look!!
--Becca