Tuesday

Faux letterpressing with Erin Thiem! :)




My guest today is sweet Erin Thiem of Homemade Cards by Erin. I love Erin's clean and simple approach to cardmaking. Her cards are always fun and fresh with just the right amount of embellishments and texture to put a smile on your face. I love that she really maximizes the use of her dies, embossing folders and stamps in her creations to create her own patterned paper. Today she's sharing a faux letterpress technique using an impression/embossing plate. She's also hosting an awesome challenge with a cool prize for one lucky winner! :)

Let's look at Erin's creations using the faux letterpress technique!




Hi, I'm Erin and I'm super excited to be a guest designer on Yvonne's blog.  I'm a card challenge junkie and I've loved being able to experiment with different technique and styles through her Do More With Less challenges.  I live in Northern California with my husband and 2 young sons.  We own a motel called the Outside Inn, www.outsideinn.com, and when I'm not hiding in my messy craft room I'm usually at work either doing laundry or dealing with whatever crisis comes up.  I have been card blogging for a year and a half and have been thrilled to discover a fabulous community of other like minded people who share the same passion of paper as I do.  I can't wait to see what you come up with this technique.


1. Get out an impression plate or embossing folder.
 
 
2. Ink up the plate or  embossing folder and sandwich as you would in your die cut system.


3. Sandwich as you would in your die cut system.
4. Let paper dry, wipe plate or folder clean with baby wipe (or rise with warm water and soap if need be). 







4. Use faux letter press paper in some fabulous crafty project.
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Isn't this a wonderful technique? Ready to play along?


A random participant will get to win this PTI in blooms Impression Plate courtesy of Erin! 
Link your newly created projects using the faux letterpress technique via Inlinkz (located at the end of the post) by Friday October 21, 11.59 pm (GMT+8).

As always, please leave a little love for my guest Erin.

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23 comments:

Lea said...

What beautiful cards and such a cool technique!!!

Blossom inch said...

gorgeous techniques..and awesome gift.

snehal watwe welde said...

Wow this is super cool.I want to enter this challenge but I do not have the embossing folder like the one shown here as in letterpress kinds.please guide me on how do I go about it

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww! What a cool technique! I loveeeeeeee her creations! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Tejal said...

This is so amazing..I just learnt a similar technique and this will definitely give me the push to give it a go!!
Thanks Erin for such an amazing technique!!

Avni said...

This looks cool! But, ditto Snehal, I don't have those embossing plate:(

E.T. said...

Wow Erin! Thank you so much for this neat trick! Will try to play along!

Hussena said...

this seems like a fab technique,alas have no die cut machine or the folder to play along but will be very interested to see what others come up with!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Cool, cool, cool! Must give this a try!

~amy~ said...

I love this technique Erin and have been wanting to try it...thanks for the inspiration...congrats on being Yvonne's guest blogger!!!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

Cool technique!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Many, many thanks Yvonne for inviting me to play along. For those of you wondering how to do this technique without the PTI embossing plate, just ink up an embossing folder! A Cuttlebug or Sizzix folder works just as well :)

lynn said...

yay, erin!! this is such a fun technique, which i love, but never think to do! i'll see what i can come up with! love your pic, btw:)

sandi said...

Wow! Love this idea! I'm going to give this a try! Beautiful creations too!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on Erin's for the guest design here! Erin's passion for card-making is contagious! LOVE seeing her beautiful work here! This card is GORGEOUS!!

Emily Keaton said...

That is such a cool technique, Erin!! Congrats on your guest design spot. Your work here is fabulous!

Patricia Torres said...

totally awesome

Julie E said...

Beautiful and congrats :>) The embossing folder you used is perfect for this technique!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOORAY! Love Erin--and I love her faux letterpress creations! I just left a comment on her blog--said it was a text stamp! LOL! It must be late:)

Great feature and challenge shared today! I will have to see about playing along! TFS!

RiNNE said...

Great technique! MOre reason for me to get a die-cut machine!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Looks lovely! Loved looking at all your cards Erin!! Unfortunately I don't own a die-cutting machine as I mainly scrapbook, but I have been thinking for some time about getting hold of one - is the Big Shot your recommendation as I see there are quite a few options around??

Alice Wertz said...

thanks for sharing the letter press technique, Erin! love your beautiful card, too!

Trinh said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Erin! You gave me the push to finally try out this fun technique.

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