I also love to do the letterpress technique where I use ink directly on the IP and then running it through the machine. Here are some examples I have shared from this post:
And this post:
Gina K chocolate cardstock, PTI Diamond IP, Colorbox Frost White Ink
Gina K chocolate cardstock, PTI Moroccan motifs IP, Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid (pink)
Gina K sweet mango, PTI Giga Guidelines IP, Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade
Gina K sweet mango, PTI Sunshine IP, Colorbox Frost White Ink
Gina K chocolate cardstock, PTI In Bloom IP, Colorbox Frost White Ink
And the technique shared on a Make it Monday over at PTI about double embossing is really cool - you use an impression plate with a die so that the die leaves a negative area where the card stock is not embossed. I made a card in this post using that cool trick!
Cuttlebug Sandwich for double embossing:
Impression plate facing up
Die cutting side facing up
Paper facing down
Embossing mats - vanilla and tan
Which are your favourite impression plates? Do you like the more subtle debossing they give rather than embossing folders? What techniques have you tried so far?