Vow Renewal Ceremony InviteProject #12765
Say I do to Ink-its Letterpress Plates. They elegantly deboss cardstock and other soft, thick materials artfully in ink while inviting rave reviews!
Products Used657314-Sizzix Ink-its Letterpress Plate - Ornamental Elements
Other Supplies: Cardstock, Pigment Inks, Ribbon, Watermark Ink
Cut cardstock to size to form a card base. Apply clear watermark ink to the Ornamental Elements letterpress plate. Apply a variety of yellow and orange pigment inks to the same letterpress plate, carefully place a piece of cardstock on top of the plate and deboss using your Big Shot, BIGkick or Vagabond machine. Remove the debossed paper and set aside to dry. Print an invitation on cardstock. Trim to size and mat with colored cardstock. Adhere to the card front between the debossed borders. Cut slits above and below the left embossed element, feed ribbon through the slits and adhere in place.
If using regular cardstock with the Ink-its letterpress plate and not getting the impression you desire, place a thin piece of craft foam between the top cutting pad and your paper. Use pigment ink layered over clear watermark ink and medium weight (or heavier) watercolor paper - 100 lbs or more - for best results.