12.19.2009

12 Days of Letterpress: Two Color Christmas Card

I used the diamond pattern from the Baby printing plate set 1 to create this Christmas card. By applying a second color ink to my printing plate and shifting my paper, I was able to create this two color design.



Supplies:
L Letterpress Tools
Letterpress Paper (square fold)
Letterpress Ink (light green & red)
QuicKutz die
Holiday printing plate set 3
Baby printing plate set 1

How to:
To create this two color background design, first letterpress the green diamonds. After wiping off the light green ink, apply your red, then simply shift your paper slightly. You can use the grid printed on the clear base and lid to be precise or simply look through the top of your clear lid and eyeball the placement of the diamond pattern. I used the blind emboss Letterpress technique to print the Merry Christmas phrase.

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