This week's Make it Monday challenge is to use impression plates and dies to selectively emboss your cardstock. I have to admit that I only own two impression plates which had never been used, and that my embossing mats were still in their original packaging. So this was a great opportunity for me to get them out and give them a try.
I've had congratulations on the brain lately because our school kids in Texas just finished their standardized testing last week, and they did great! So the Book Print impression plate plus a star die seemed like they would fit the bill for a congrats card. The tiny stamp in each corner of the star was done by inking just a little bit of one of the stamps in the Guide Lines 2 set. This is a really fun technique and I know that I'll be using it again. Right now, I'm off to shop for more impression plates!
Details: stamps - Signature Greetings, Guide Lines 2; paper - Basic Black, Blueberry Sky; ink - Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); accessories - Book Print impression plate, Seeing Stars dies, black rhinestones (source unknown), embossing pad kit