Sunday, 26 June 2011

Tutorial & Review :: Sizzix Ink-its Letterpress Plates for Bigshot, Vagabond and Cuttlebug


WOW! I have only had a quick play with these little babies but can safely say that i am already in LOVE!!!
I have been mega excited about these since i saw them at the Stitches show in Feb this year and was really excitied to get my hands on them this week!!!
For those that have not seen these this is what they look like, they are made of thick strong plastic and are the thickness of a B plate (cuttlebug) or cutting mat (sizzix) with the raised embossed part on top, I have taken some pics of these so you know what i mean!!


For my little review I have used the organic flourish plate, but you can view them all HERE Considering how much you can do with them (as i am about to show you) they are a really good price!!


I love the embossed AND inked effect
for all of these samples i have used VERSAmagic and Brilliance ink pads, you apply the ink to the plate and then layer up your "sandwich"
the sample above was done using just normal cardstock

the sample above was done on a heavy cardstock with a slight grain to it which i think shown in the inking

I then wanted to have a go without ink, for the embossing folder look - it makes a great impression!

The next thing to try had to be mirror card!! Hard to photo but looks stunning!


But this is my best "find" of the day and it was by accident!!
The package tells you to use a thin layer of foam in your sandwich but as i didn't have any i used a sheet of felt, and as i was experimenting i had a piece of card that was too short and it embossed and printed a tiny bit onto the felt, so naturally i had to have a go!!! and i love the results!!

Felt close up

Lastly i tried funky foam, again really stunning i can see me using these a lot!!!

So how do you use them?
Well they run through your die cutter a bit like an embossing folder, but you ink these up first!!
I will do a photo tutorial, but sandwiches are as follows:

Cuttlebug:
(from the bottom up)
A plate
Ink-its Letterpress Plate
card or felt or foam(whatever you wish really!!)
Sheet of felt or thin foam
B Plate

Bigshot
(from the bottom up)
MP platform open on tab 1
Ink-its Letterpress Plate
card or felt or foam(whatever you wish really!!)
Sheet of felt or thin foam
Cutting mat

Vagabond
(from the bottom up)
Solo Platform and Solo Shim
Ink-its Letterpress Plate
card or felt or foam(whatever you wish really!!)
Sheet of felt or thin foam
Cutting mat

I hope you like what you see, I am loving these and would love to see or hear from anyone who has a play with them!
Lisa xXx




5 comments:

fatmonica said...

Wow!They're fantastic-I'll be putting these on my wish list!What a great find about the felt-looks so good!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [27 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

tilly said...

ooooo these look a good investment lol, will have to explore them more lol
Tilly

Hayley said...

Hi Lisa
Just to let you know I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award on my blog =)
Hayley x

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [28 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria