Monday, September 16, 2013

thinking of you with faux letterpress

thinking of you letterpress by Kimberly Crawford

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! As I always seem to say, things have been busy. The little man started with a new teacher on Monday because their class sizes were so big. They added another teacher and split the students evenly. I am glad. He loves his new teacher. Whew. Cub Scouts and swimming started. I am now singing in the choir (and soon playing worship team) at church, and all the usual running around life throws our way. You know what? Life is good. :)

thinking of you letterpress cu by Kimberly Crawford

The look of negative space is so popular. I love it. Using Viola Sprouts, a die template from Simon Says Stamp, I die a piece of cardstock. (I set the flowers aside for another project.) 
Then I thought it would be fun to make a faux letter press pattern to place behind my open flowers. To create it, I simply inked up the raised edges of an embossing folder, placed cardstock inside the folder, and ran it through my manual die cutting machine. I adhered the faux letterpressed cardstock behind the open flowers with Crafty Foam Tape. The whole panel was attached to a card base.

And it looks like I need to film a video tutorial on this super fun technique! Soon. Its going on my list!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly


6 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Very Pretty!!Love the colors!!!!

Margie H said...

Great card and what a fresh color palette! LOVE the use of negative space - just don't use it enough. So thanks for the beautiful reminder :) Miss you but looks like you BUSY as usual = GOOD! Think of you often xo

Rox-Ann said...

Wow awesome card can't wait for the video to see how you created it! So happy to hear you are back singing and was that playing for worship team Yipee! Life is good!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Life is busy...but good here as well. I love when the church activities for the Fall begin again.

Your card is gorgeous!! I love the pattern behind the negative die cut panel!! Stunning colors and design!!

paddie said...

Oh I love this look. It is fantastic and it will be nice when you do a video of this technique. I will be watching for it.
Great card.

pat

Kathy Martin said...

Fantastic card! Love! :)