Did you know that you can make a custom letterpress plate with Lifestyle Crafts?
This is something I have wanted to do for some time now, so I was so excited when we finally did it. I love the look and feel of letterpress. I had Kyle help me design our custom plate as a PDF of a bunch of sentiments and little images that I could mix and match to use on the mini note cards. I think they will be great for quick cards and tags to add to gifts or little notes for friends and family. I love how they turned out! So simple and sweet.
Once our custom plate arrived, I cut out each sentiment and image. This way I can use them individually. I have a few “sayings” or sentiments to go along with each little image.
Here are a few of them on the letterpress paper before I got everything ready to start.
The first image I wanted to ink up and letterpress, was my blog card. The key to a good letterpress (in my opinion) is the inking. Less is more. My first attempt at Letterpress with Lifestyle Crafts at home letterpress system didn’t give the best results, because I was over inking the plates. You only need the tiniest dab of ink and then you roll it all out until it feels tacky. You can even leave it out over night and roll it out again and again.
Here are bunch of the cards that I made. I had three colors going on at once. It’s so fun to see how they all turned out. I’m loving the yellow!
To speed up the process, I had a few of them inking at one time. These little foam paper placement guides are really helpful.
I love that I will be able to get a bunch of use out of these simple images and sentiments.
If you have a big event coming up, like a wedding in your family, a custom letterpress plate would be so fun. All this month (the month of April), it’s letterpress month at Lifestyle crafts. They have a bunch of beautiful designs and inks available on their site along with the option to design your own.
While I had the letterpress stuff out, I made a few with the scholastic printing plate. This plate would be fun for simple monogrammed stationery.
Can you tell I’m loving the “Hey girl” lately? 🙂
It’s hard to see in this photo, but I did a dry emboss for this card for the numbers 1 2 3 4 and I only inked the number 5 for a #5 birthday card for a little girl.