Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Papertrey Tuesday

Hi Friends! Yes, I know I implied I'd be back to more regular blogging last week, but for a couple of different reasons, fate decided to keep me humble! Anyways, I'm here today, and I have a fun technique to show you with the Papertrey Ink Impression Plates. Remember those old metallic rubs I have pictured up there? If you've been paper crafting for a while, you probably have some sitting in a drawer somewhere - go find them now! ;) I'll wait...

OK, so go ahead and run your cardstock and impression plate through your die cut machine. (Remember, these plates are for leaving an impression, not for embossing. I love them because the texture doesn't overwhelm or overshadow your stamped work!) Now start rubbing on some color! For better or for worse, the most efficient way to use these is just to rub them with your fingers. You can build up the color with them by adding more layers.

What you're left with is a great way to highlight the impression! Look how great this picnic plaid one looks with the rub applied! (And of course, I couldn't help but pair it up with Vintage Picnic !)

Now if you're newer to the hobby than I am (lol) then you may not have these in your stash. You can learn more about them at the Craf-T products home page, or ask at your local store (we have them at Angela's!). I hope you've enjoyed this new idea for your impression plates! Have fun giving it a whirl!

Be well,


Traveling Trader said...

Thanks for the post Jenn, I have chalks in a drawer somewhere and haven't pulled them out in quite awhile but will be soon. This is a great idea and can't wait to try it!

liannallama said...

oh, you're so awesome! mine are wasting away in a drawer wanting to come out! Thanks for the ideas and I love your card!