Wow, we had a good mail day today, I had to get some new battery candles to replace the ones that I sold to Carol…ha! She loved the ones I brought back from my BFF Tracy's in PA, so she bought them. So they came today, and also I had ordered on-line a couple bottles of wine from one of the winery's we went to on our Lehigh Valley tour in PA. Jeff and my 26th Anniversary is on November 2 so I thought I would order a couple bottles cause I know I like it.
Look how safely they were packed. Those plastic packing things were brilliant. I could have ordered another bottle for the same shipping cost, but I didn't know that till I placed the order.
Look at the funny label on the side of the box. Jeff made sure to point it out to me.
I also wanted to show you how to use the new Letterpress plates with a Versamark pad, so I whipped up a quick video.
At this angle you can see how the Letterpress plate indents into the paper.
Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids, Always
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Regal Rose, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Versamark
Misc: Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons, Lots of Love Letterpress Plate
I love the Big buttons, and see how easy it is to "thread" them? Just cut thin pieces of cardstock and use it. I just used the watercolor paper.
So we got three eggs today, so that means either Clara and Alice are working over time or Stella is laying now too. I think it is Stella, she seems to be laying down more when I check the boxes, plus she is the next biggest after the other two…she is also getting more tame. Gertie is getting bigger but she is still the smallest. So Jeff said there was a cat in our yard when he got home. All I can say is it better think twice about messing with my girls.
A few of you have asked about the frog I got. I bid on them on ebay, and they are metal flower frogs, and they are pretty heavy. If you want to use them for displaying cards you need to make sure the teeth allow you to do that. See how you can see the teeth are in a straight line, leaving a straight line of space to put the card in. Some of them the teeth are not like this, and you will have to bend the card up to get it in. I hope that makes sense, I took the above picture so I hope that helps. I had no idea till Tracy told me that. Gotta love her!
Well I just put a coat of polish on my nails and am typing with two fingers, so I am gonna call it a night.
Have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping in!
Carey Rogers says
Great idea to use the Versamark to do the Letterpress. I don't have any of the Craft ink so I don't use them with that. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the info. You tell that cat to stay away from the girls. Roscoe was barking today like crazy in his low bark which usually means something is in the yard. I looked out and there was a large red bull from the neighbors. Roscoe was yelling at him and running up behind him. All I could think of was my dog was going to die from being kicked by a bull. Actually he was just trying to herd him home and he did a good job of it. As a Berner Mountain dog Roscoe's breed is a herder and a rescue dog. Luckily the bull made it home without problems. I hope you have a great weekend.
aka Roscoe's (the bull herder) mommy
What a beautiful work of art this card is! I could look at your watercoloring all day. So very cute!
You are such an enabler! I had been all naaaah, I don't need no stinking letterpress thingy. Now, I have to put it on my wish list. Bad Di, bad!
Kimberly S. says
LOVE this!! Thanks for showing a new way to use the letterpress plates!!
Andrea Thompson~ says
What an adorable card you made. I love that you just used the versamark stamp pad. I appreciate you sharing your great ideas with us. You are truly a talented lady.
This is a great video. I've taken then one step further and after applying the Versamark I added some die ink and voile a matching color for your project. I tried it with Real Red and didn't get it deep enough, but after watching your video I can hardly wait to try it again. Thanks for blessing my day. 🙂
You rock Diana!!! I had tried mine and was not to impressed with the results but I LOVE this look!!! I so love your blog and all your stories! TFS all your amazing work!!
Connie Collins says
Oh this card is absolutely adorable. I can't wait to try this technique with the Versamark…it really makes a difference. TFS
Jan Hoyt says
thanks for the tips on the extra c/s shim and using the VM pad. I was making it a whole lot harder than it needed to be trying to use craft ink and then getting it everywhere and having to wipe it all off. maybe I will give it another shot and see what happens.
Heather Arsenault says
Diana, thanks so much for posting this video. I was wowed by what you showed. So much so that I purchased both the Love plate and the little hearts one. It's amazing what a difference the versamark makes. Tonight I demonstrated it at a demo meeting and received lots of great comments. Many about how deeply debossed the cardstock ended up. I sent the group the link to this page with the video so hopefully some of them will check you out. 🙂
why do you keep a clear plate for embossing only?
Barb Gornick says
Great video. Someone on Stampin' Connection left your link. Now I am not afraid to try these! Thanks! b