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.


Kristie said...

Cool designs!

Unknown 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