Friday, September 8, 2023

A Little Message To Say...

I hope you aren't tired of my cards with the BetterPress!  I have one more today where I've used the Evergreen Branches press plates by Spellbinders.  I found another ink that works fabulously with these press plates too!

I was super excited to find another ink that works beautifully with the press plates.  Spellbinders has several BetterPress ink colors now, but not just the shade of green I was wanting.  I did a lot of testing with Distress Oxides and several other green inks in my stash.  The one that worked perfectly was Simon Says Stamps' Pawsitively Saturated ink in the color of Pine.  It gives just as perfect of an impression as Spellbinders' BetterPress inks, which I do love!

As you can see, I pressed the three Evergreen Branches set onto Porcelain cotton card with the Pine ink for the background with the BetterPress Letterpress System.  I repeated these steps until I had the background filled with pine branches.  I trimmed it 4" x 5-¼", adhered it to a dark green layer, and then to my A2 card base.

I die cut a Notched Corner Frames die with more Porcelain card and pressed one Evergreen Branch in the lower left corner.  I also pressed a sentiment in the upper right corner that is from the A Little Message Sentiments Press Plates set.

Then I die cut green cardstock with the next larger size of the Notched Corner Frames die.  The layers were glued together and adhered with foam tape onto the background layers with green cardstock. (All available cardstock is in the list below.)

The sweet bird is from the Sugarplum Tweets die set.  I die cut the layers from blue cardstocks and added details with a white gel pen.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

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  1. I love your cards and am very intrigued by the Better Press. That sweet little bird looks so at home nestled in those pines. TFS


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