Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Faking the Letterpress Look

Much of the designing I do for Cricut is shown on the Cricut Circle blog, which is an exclusive members only blog (information on becoming a member here) and therefore I can't show those projects on my own personal blog  until three months has passed. Thankfully I've been designing with Cricut now about 4 months so that means I have a few projects to share! 

The first project I did for the Cricut Circle blog was a challenge to make something to giveaway, so I made this little treat box for a friend of mine at church. I had some leftover supplies from the treat box so I made a matching card as well. 

My favorite part of this project was the embossed background. I used white cardstock, my Cuttlebug, and some green ink. I inked the Cuttlebug folder as completely as I could (I used American Craft pigment ink) and then added my white cardstock and ran it through the Cuttlebug. The first result is on the treat box, although pretty, it didn't quite give me full coverage of the ink, so I repeated the process again using a thin cardstock sham to add additional pressure. This time I got perfect full coverage of the green ink on the flat portions of the cardstock. The raised embossed portions stayed white to create a perfect letterbox effect.  

This project also uses pumpkins cut with the Mini Monsters Cartridge and tags cut with the Elegant Edges Cartridge. The treat box is cut from the Sweet Treats cartridge. 

The papers and stickers are by Bella Blvd, ribbon by Chatterbox, and the clear sentiment stickers are by SRM Stickers.

Thanks for letting me share and have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Travis and I were trying to figure out a way to do some ink embossing with the Cuttlebug - what a great idea! Cute projects!!!