Friday, February 21, 2014

albums made easy + letterpress

I thought I would share some ideas with you for using the Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress Tool on your Albums Made Easy layouts.  Take a look at the layout I made about my daughter's birthday party.  Can you spot the letterpress elements?
We R AME letterpress 1_aly dosdall
Here's how I incorporated some fun letterpress designs into this layout.  First I picked out some patterns from the Nautical Printing Plate Set that I thought would coordinate well with the Captured Journaling Cards I used.  Then I ran them through my letterpress tool with some Black Ink.
We R AME letterpress supplies_aly dosdall
I created one 3x4 horizontal journaling card with the letterpress by cutting down an A2 White Flat Card, rounding the corners, punching a sparkle shape and backing it with patterned paper.  I also added some grey Enamel Dots to emphasize the word "congratulations" on the outside of my Photo Sleeve so the pocket would lay flat.
We R AME letterpress 3_aly dosdall
I also used the letterpress to create some borders for my journaling cards and photos.  After printing them I trimmed them and added them to various pockets on my layout.
We R AME letterpress 2_aly dosdall
We R AME letterpress 4_aly dosdall
The designs on the printing plates coordinate so well with the Albums Made Easy Journaling Card designs.  Using the letterpress is a fun way to add something extra to your Albums Made Easy layouts.

2 comments:

Kristie said...

Cool designs!

Michelle Tercha said...

Love the idea of letterpress and really need to learn this skill. Been reading for a while first I'm commenting. Thanks for the inspiration. Michelle t