Hello, We R fans! Jen McDermott here, sharing some fun tags I created using our Letterpress system. There’s no need to be intimidated by letterpressing; WeR makes it super easy to create trendy, top notch pressed goodies, using the Evolution Advanced, and a special folding platform. For today’s projects, I made a variety of gift tags using a few different letterpressing techniques.
First, I created a very basic tag to get warmed up. I used one of the larger, background plates that are usually good for big areas.
Using a small piece of double-stick tape that comes in the letterpress kit, I stuck the plate onto the flippy side of the letterpress platform. Designer tip: you can use the same piece of tape for several different plates. Just leave it on the platform and reuse it until it’s no longer sticky.
Then, I squeezed out a SMALL amount of letterpress ink. This ink is thick and sticky, so a little goes a LONG way. Make sure to roll your brayer around in the ink in several different directions, so you are left with a thin layer of ink on your brayer; no lumps.
Then I rolled the ink onto the plate, using light strokes, and going over the plate till I was satisfied that all of the butterflies were covered with ink. Then I aligned my paper in on the platform, folded it shut, and rolled it through the Evolution Advanced!
What came out was a super cute, pressed butterfly square, that would look GREAT layered under a smaller, simpler tag.
You can also run your tags through the letterpress platform more than once, if you want to add a second color to your paper. I had this thank you tag already pressed in silver, but ran it through the Evolution again, this time adding a Hot Pink heart.
I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the hole in the paper, and voila! A two-step tag.
Next, I went the clean and simple route by making a couple of tags using no ink; just the plain letterpress plate.
I used the same process as the previous tag, I just didn’t use any ink. I was left with a couple of very chic, clean white tags that are good for dressing up cute, storebought gift bags.
I used my 1, 2, 3 Punch to make a gift bag using paper from the Wildflowers collection. I jazzed it up with a doily and some ribbon, and attached a tag I letterpressed then shaped into a banner.
I hope you have been inspired by all of the fun ways you can dress up your gift tags easily, by using your letterpress platform! I can’t wait to make bulk tags for Christmas gifts! What do you use your letterpress platform for? Share with us on our Facebook page!