Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Faux Letterpress

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Hi friends, it’s Nina-Marie here with you today with a brand new video tutorial featuring some of the newest stamps and dies from Hero Art’s Winter collection!

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There are SO many fabulous new products from Hero Arts’ newest release; it was so hard to decide what to use! I wanted to share with you a faux letterpress technique and I felt that the Happy Holly Days stamp and die set would be the perfect sets to use for this. I also incorporated a few of my other favorites from the release; Peace stamp and die set, Holiday Florals background and the Nesting Tags die set.

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Faux letterpress is a fantastic way to highlight stamped or colored images, as the texture from the letterpress adds relief to the design, helping push the images to the forefront. For this technique, you’ll need to have an embossing mat for your die cutting machine. Depending on the machine you use, you may need to experiment with your sandwich before trying it on your project. I personally use the Big Shot machine, so for my sandwich I used the Sizzix Texturz rubber silicone mat and impressions plate. I placed my platform on tab 1 and laid down the sandwich as follows: Texturz impression plate, rubber silicone mat, paper, die, clear cutting plate. I’ll show you all the steps for this in my video below.

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All of the coloring on this card was done with just a handful of Copic markers; I have them listed out for you below as reference:

  • holly leaves: YG61, YG63, YG95, YG99
  • berries: R46, R59
  • branches: E35, E47

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I hope you’ll check out the video to see how I created this card from start to finish! And I hope it inspires you to try the faux letterpress technique with your stamps and dies as well!

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  1. Nina-Marie, you bring things to life with your coloring! I see you are using the tag infinity dies by hero arts! I got to hold all of them yesterday while visiting.

  2. I enjoyed watching Nina-Marie create this Faux Letterpress card. I love Christmas cards and this one is lovely. Thanks Nina-Marie for sharing this tutorial. TFS :-)

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