Hey friends, welcome back to my little craft-world! Today I am super exited and honored to be guesting with Concord & 9th for their month-long Birthday Bash celebration!
Today I will be sharing a set of bright, rainbow-background cards featuring one of my favorite Concord & 9th stamp sets, Being Classy (as well as the coordinating dies)! I will also be sharing a faux letterpress technique that you can create with your coordinating dies… the result turns out really gorgeous!
I used my Zig Clean Color markers to add the color the background of this card; I love how bright and vibrant these markers are and I’ve been using them a lot lately because of how much fun they are. They also react with water beautifully, which allows you to create some fun effects with water splatters.
The faux letterpress technique I will be sharing today is a great way to highlight the script sentiments of the Being Classy stamp set! This is very simple to do; I used the Sizzix Texturz Impression Plate, and Texturz Silicone Rubber Mat to help me achieve the sandwich I needed for the technique (I’ll walk you through the sandwich in the video using my Big Shot machine).
Keep in mind that the sandwich may vary depending upon your die cutting machine, but you can still create the same effect with ANY die cutting machine. The biggest key is that you’ll want a sandwich that you would use for embossing, not cutting; experiment with embossing sandwiches to find the best pressure for getting the faux letterpress effect.
Would you like to win a $20 gift certificate to shop at Concord & 9th?? Leave a comment on this post and subscribe to my YouTube channel to be eligible! A winner will be drawn about a week after this post date (8/16), and announced on the Concord & 9th hop page here.
Looking for more watercoloring inspiration? Check out some of my other most recent tutorials below; click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding blog posts.
If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.
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