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Press Plates Three Ways | Isha Gupta

Press Plates Three Ways | Isha Gupta

12 Jan 2024 3 Comments

Hello crafty friends. I am so honored and excited to be joining the Pinkfresh team. I am sure by now you have the GORGEOUS press plates from the December release on your crafty desk.

I decided to share three ways to use them and for someone who doesn't own a Betterpress Letterpress system yet, don't shy away from getting your hands on the press plates as you can use them with your manual die-cutting machine too.

I started by creating the background wash using the Pinkfresh watercolor paper and inks (these will be available soon), let it dry. Now use the Ornate Trellis press plate as you would while embossing with a die. Run it through the die-cutting machine and we have a beautiful embossed background.

Next, I used the Floral Octagon Frame plate, inked with Pinkfresh detail black ink and took the impression onto the watercolor paper. Die-cut this using the coordinating cuts. I then, cut this into four pieces and adhered to the corners of the panel using 3d foam.

The 3rd. way to use the press plate is with the hot foil machine. So for the sentiment, I used the Favorite Things sentiment, foiled and die-cut using the coordinating cuts.

Die-cut the leaf cluster from vellum and the Glacier Glitter cardstock using the Curvy Leaves dies. Assemble everything together. To finish I added Enchanted Forest Ombré Glitter Drops. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope this card gave you ideas on using the press plates even if you don't have the system yet.


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28 Jan 2024 Annette Gordon

I love how their are so many different ways you can use press plates. Your card is stunning, thanks for the inspiration and instructions.

26 Jan 2024 Carol Newberry

The beautiful sentiment is the perfect touch!

26 Jan 2024 Carol Newberry

The beautiful sentiment is the perfect touch!

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