Friday, April 20, 2012

Ink-Its Letterpress Card

Good Morning Blogosphere! It's Tiffany from the Sizzix Design Team here to share a fun tutorial using the Ink-Its Letterpress plates. Gasp! You didn't know Sizzix offered letterpress products?! Yep, they sure do and here's how you use them...


Supplies Needed: Sizzix Vagabond (no cranking!), Cutting Platform with Solo Shim, Ink-Its Plate (Rustic Elegant Flowers), Standard Cutting Plates, A2 Letterpress Cards, Fresh Ink Pigment Inks, baby wipes, sentiment stamp, die-cut circles. (Note: our other die-cutting machines Big Shot, Big Kick, and Big Shot Pro also work with Ink Its. Check each die-cutting machine for the proper cutting pads and accessories needed.)


Using an ink pad, ink up the desired portion of the Ink-Its plate. I decided to ink up one corner with pigment ink for now.


Now, you're going to run the following sandwich (bottom to top) through your machine: Cutting Platform, Solo Shim, Ink-Its Plate, Card, Cutting Plate.


Now, you have a beautifully de-bossed impression. *If you end up with random inked sections, try using a baby wipe to clean up the ink before de-bossing.


Now, I'm going to show you how to do it again with the other corner ;) But, make sure you clean the Ink-Its plate with a baby wipe!


So, first you ink up the portion of the plate you want to de-boss, cleaning up any stray ink marks with a baby wipe.


Use the following sandwich (bottom to top): Cutting Platform, Solo Shim, Ink-Its Plate, Card, Cutting Plate.


Now, you have the birdie :)


You might end up with uninked de-bossed sections due to the plate overlapping, but I think it adds to the charm! Now you can repeat these steps using other colors of ink!


To complete my card set, I stamped the "delight" sentiment onto die-cut circles and adhered them to the cards using adhesive foam squares.

I sure hope you enjoyed my first-ever Sizzix Tutorial! 

Thanks for dropping by!
~Tiff

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misc. supplies: A2 cards; Helmar Foam Squares


Prize pack giveaway!
For the next two weeks, Sizzix and Glue Dots have teamed up to bring you 10 prize packs.  Each day (Monday through Friday) for the next two weeks, we will give away one prize pack a day!

Our winner for Thursday was 
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Entering to win each day is super easy!  We have 4 (four) chances for you to enter! 

Here's how:
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2. RT Sizzix's Tweets about this giveaway
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4. Visit Glue Dot's blog and leave them a comment.

Finally, come back here and leave a comment on this blog below telling us how you’ve entered (i.e. Liked us on Facebook, followed us on Twitter, etc.)  If you already follow us or Like us, that is ok, just leave a comment telling us that you already follow and/or Like us.  Leave a separate comment for each step.  Each comment will be counted once so if you do three things leave three comments.  

We will select one winner each day.  The names of all five winners from this week will be posted next Monday when round two of the giveaway starts.

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88 comments:

  1. I am a follower of Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter :)

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  2. I RT's Sizzix's Tweets about this giveaway :)

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  3. I have liked Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook :)

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  4. I have also visited Glue Dot's blog and left them a comment :)

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  5. I am a follower of Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter :)

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  6. Sweetness thanks for the Awesomesauce chance!!

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  7. Great tutorial on the letterpress. A great CAS effect. Thanks Tiffany

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  8. I follow Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter

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  9. I like Sizzix and Glue Dots on Facebook

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  10. I have visited the Glue Dots blog and left a comment.

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  11. First of all, I didn't know you had letterpress plates, and now I need some! Secondly, I follow you both on twitter.

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  12. I will retweet your tweet as soon as it's up....

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  13. i visited and commented gluedots blog :)

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  14. i follow sizzix and gluedots on FB too.

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  15. I like Glue Dots and Sizzix on facebook

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  16. I have been to Glue Dots and left a comment

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  17. I already like both on FB and already left a comment on Glue Dots. thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. I liked you and glue dots on FB and left comments on both!

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  19. This is beautiful! I am fan on Facebook of both of you.

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  20. I commented on Glue Dots' blog. :)

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  21. I am following both on twitter and like both on FB and have commented on Glue Dots Blog :) Thanks
    Carol

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  22. I just left a comment on the Glue Dots blog...now I need to try the card technique above.
    Debbie
    2violet4@sbcglobal.net

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  23. I tried to "Like" Sissix but found I had already "Liked" it!!! Does that count?
    Debbie
    2violet4@sbcglobal.net

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  24. Follow sizzix & glue dots on Twitter!

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  25. Lupita Montes de OcaApril 20, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    I love using my Sissix machine and now I will definitely have seen a way to pair it with Blue Dots. I love it!

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  26. Like Glue dots and Sizzix on Facebook :)

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  27. Visited Glue dots blog and left them a comment!

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  28. I am a fan of Sizzix and Glue Dots on FB!

    Lupita
    lmodesigns@gmail.com
    mama21@prodigy.net.mx

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  29. Going to say HI to Glue Dots on Facebook!

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  30. I'm following Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter!

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  31. I retweeted today's Sizzix tweet!

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  32. Iam a follower of Sizzix
    thanks for the chance to win.
    I love the Idea for the embossing folder will have to try that.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  33. I have tweeted about this
    thanks for the chance to win.
    twitter.com/tupperlady4

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  34. I liked Sizzix fb for a long time love your products. thanks for the chance to win
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    facebook name Anita Brian Braddock

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  35. I liked glue dots for some time to. thanks for the chance to win
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  36. I follow Glue dots thanks for the chance to win

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  37. I left a comment over at Glue Dots!

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  38. I follow Sizzix and Glue dots on twitter :)

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  39. Beautiful cards. I like both of you on FB. Thanks for the chance.

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  40. I liked Sizzix and Glue dots on Facebook :)

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  41. I visited Glue dots and commented on their post.

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  42. Like Sizzix and Glue Dots on Facebook.

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  43. You did a fabulous job on your first post, Congratulations! Your cards are very beautiful!

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  44. I already like sizzix on FB, if only there was a 'love' button!

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  45. I follow Sizzix and Glue Dots on twitter

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  46. I "Like" Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook.

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  47. I liked both Sizzix and Glue dots on Facebook. I love both products.
    Kim L.

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  48. I left a comment on the Glue Dots blog.
    Kim L.

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  49. What a gorgeous card, Tiff! Love that Sizzix has Letterpress plates. Adding to my wish list. :) I'm already a Follower of both Sizzix AND Glue Dots on Twitter.

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  50. I just RT'd the @Sizzix_US tweet about the giveaway here: http://bit.ly/JULrlW . My Twitter username is @papergrace.

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  51. I also "like" both Sizzix and Glue Dots on FB... of course. :D

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  52. And...last, but certainly not least, I've left a comment on the Glue Dots blog, too. :) Yay!

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  53. I actually have that Letterpress plate, but have not put it to good use--yet! I retweeted about the giveaway @Linsay

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  54. I already LIke Sizzix & Gluedots on FB.

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  55. I "Liked" both on Facebook. Thx for the chance to win ;- )

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  56. i am a follower of sizzix and gluedots on twitter

    ~Luanne
    TW: @luannepang

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  57. retweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/Sizzix_US/status/193366479184461825

    ~luanne

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  58. fan of gluedots and sizzix on fb

    ~luanne
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  59. left a comment to gluedots blog
    ~luanne

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  60. Left a comment on the blog ;- )

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  61. I left a message on glue dots blog

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  62. I like Sizzix and Glue Dots on FB!
    DeniseB

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  63. I left a message at the Glue Dots blog!
    DeniseB

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  64. Great tutorial Tiff--I like the letterpress look.

    I left a comment on the Glue Dots blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  65. I liked sizzix on facebook!!!

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  66. I liked glue dots on facebook!! Thanks for a chance to win great prizes!

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  67. judydolan1@cox.netApril 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    I love my Sizzix Big Shot & my Stampin' UP! Letterpress plates!
    What sort of paper were you using?

    Thanks, nice video.

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  68. I love this technique! Beautiful results and it looks easy.

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  69. I meant to add to my last comment that I'm a fan of S and GD on FB. I also left a comment on the GD blog.

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  70. OK I was following Glue Dots on twitter now I follow Sizzx's FAN on both FB!!! Great projects on your blog by the Design Team!!! Been a follower of this blog. thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. Beutiful card! I like Sizzix and Glue dots on facebook!

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  72. Hi, I follow Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter. I RT'd Sizzix tweet about the giveaway, I liked Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook and I left a comment on Glue Dot's blog. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  73. Like the team of Sizzix and glue dots on FB.
    ava

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  74. Great card Tiffany! Love the letterpress effect you got. I just got one of those plates, looking forward to using it. TFS!

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  75. Great card. I haven't tried these plates.

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