Thursday 6 May 2021

Faux letterpress Challenge card

Good Morning My Lovely friends,

Today's blog is going to be a brief one, I am fine but had a devastating day yesterday so I am finding it difficult to stay composed.

I threw myself into crafting yesterday afternoon, I think that we all use our crafting as therapy some times, if was how I first started crafting to be honest.

I used a mask (HoneyDoo I think) I placed it over a piece of white card and then took ''Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint and Peacock Feathers' Distress Oxide inks and covered the mask with them, stencilling through it but making sure the ink stayed on the mask too, I then took another piece of white paper, laid the stencil (ink side down) onto the white card and ran it through the die cutting machine, when I peeled back the mask this is what it looked like...

I fancied having a bit of sparkle so I used the Pearlywink Glitter Pearl spray to give a light spritz, I rolled my paper towel over to absorb any excess and make the Distress Oxide ink a little softer in colour. 
To make the card I used my Card Making Magic Octagonal Box die set to cut the card base and layers,
the sentiment I thought was quite 'apt' right now too, I stamped that in Dusty Concord Distress oxide ink, I stamped some of my Heartfelt Creations flower stamps and dies to cut flowers in the same colours as my background. I shaped them in the flower shaper plate and added them to my card with some extra foliage.
I hope you like my card and it helps any of you that are struggling for ideas.

Sending lots of love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies,

    A beautiful sentiment for this morning's card, Sandra. Very apt in the circumstances, we never know what curve ball life will throw at us.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  2. It’s a beautiful card and a lovely sentiment So apt at present I have never done the faux letter press technique Maybe I will try later We looked after Oscar for a little while yesterday afternoon which was great fun but I ran out of steam to craft
    Take care everyone xx

  3. Morning Everyone
    A beautiful beautiful card with a heartfelt sentiment today SANDRA.

    At last the wind and rain has gone hopefully for the rest of the day.

    HUGS are on their way to you all with loads of extras for all of you.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  4. Morning Ladies

    3rd attempt to comment now!

    Gorgeous card Sandra, love the background.

    Yesterday was busy & today looks like it’s going to be the same, 2 more meetings. I’ve already been to vote. Plus I’m doing the Tesco shopping after work.


  5. Hi Sandra & ladies
    Great card as usual Sandra.
    I’ll go up to vote later today. The weather looks like it’s going to be better as well. Well better than yesterday was anyway.
    Take care & stay safe everyone.

  6. Hi ladies
    Beautiful card Sandra and nice words.
    Never done it this way before so might have a play later.
    Didn't sleep much so a slow morning and no walk again, it's raining.
    Many hugs are sent for you all xx

  7. Hi everyone
    A beautiful card and sentiment. I love the background and great colour combo.
    Off to take Barney for a groom soon 🐶
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  8. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. A beautiful card using such a pretty mix of colours and the sentiment is so apt at the moment. I will have to have another go at this technique as I haven’t had any luck up until now. Sending you gentle hugs my lovely xx
    It is a much better day weather wise here thank goodness. I hope you are all ok.
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

  9. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Sorry to be so late, it been a day of distractions and I realised just now I hadn’t left a comment...... Oops!

    Sandra your card is lovely, love the colours, must try this technique, bet it won’t look as good as yours.

    Hope you are all keeping well, sending gentle hugs to anyone feeling under pat. xx

    Goodnight everyone, love Brenda xxx

  10. Hi, sorry to be late again, just wanted to say I loved your card.
    Hugs to all Lilian