Are you a fan of letterpress stationery? Me too. I love the look, the texture ... it just feels luxurious. This week I've been playing with the L Letterpress combo system from Lifestyle Crafts and it is kind of rocking my world.
The L Letterpress is actually a plastic system that you run through a die cut machine to simultaneously ink and deboss the paper, which creates the look and feel of real letterpress. I love that this system gives the at-home crafter the opportunity to experiment with letterpress - you don't need a studio, or a 1,000 pound machine (although that sounds dreamy, too). While it won't replace the ancient method, it sure is a lot of fun. You can learn a little more about the L Letterpress by watching these demo videos.
Last night I devoted the evening to my tube of pink ink and made lots of valentines. For this first card, I did a blind deboss (no ink) for the words "I" and "you" using the Scholastic Plate. I also pressed some matching envelopes with my last initial on the back flap.
I used the Blossom printing plate to create this all-over blink debossed card, and a die cut to add the love tag (the word love comes from the Twigs and Sprigs printing plate).
More love cards ...
And finally, a little something for Ruby's wall. Now I just need to find a frame.
Botanical and Wooden printing plates are calling my name. And don't get me started on the custom plates. I see glorious Homemade by Jill letterpress in my future.
If you want to get in on the letterpressing fun, Lifestyle Crafts is offering you a 20% discount using the online code: LC2011BLOG02. The code is valid through Friday, February 18.
Check out The L Blog for more eye candy and inspiration.