Hey there, crafty friends! Are you looking for a new way to add stunning and intricate designs to your handmade cards, DIY crafts, and scrapbook pages? Look no further than our new Press Plates! With four unique designs to choose from, you can add a touch of elegance and beauty to your crafting projects in no time.
In this blog post, we'll introduce you to the latest additions to our growing Press Plates Collection: Billowing Flower Press Plates, Hummingbird Nectar Press Plate, Wild Daisies Press Plate, and Classical Sentiments Press Plates. We'll also provide some tips and hacks on how to use press plates in your cardmaking and paper crafting projects. Are you ready? Let's dive in!
Elevate Your Crafting Game with NEW Nature-Themed and Sentiment Press Plates
The Billowing Flower Press Plate is perfect for creating beautiful floral designs. With its gorgeous petals blooming outward, this press plate captures the beauty of nature in all its glory. Use it to create beautiful backgrounds, borders, or focal points on your projects.
Here's a fun card idea by Lien Leysen featuring the Billowing Flower Press Plates. We love how the blooms just pop off the page!
The Hummingbird Nectar Press Plate is a beautiful design that features a hummingbird and a stem of foxglove flowers. This intricate design is perfect for creating unique and eye-catching elements on your projects, whether it's a card, a scrapbook page, or a DIY gift.
Simple but elegant! Jaycee's thank you card features the foxgloves flowers in the Hummingbird Nectar Press Plate. Hope this inspires you to grab this press plate and create your own unique design!
The Wild Daisies Press Plate has a versatile design that can be used in a variety of ways. Featuring two beautifully intertwined stems of daisies, this set will produce unique and vintage focal points for your projects. You may leave it as is, or color it in with a compatible coloring medium. Whether you're looking to create a border or a focal point, this press plate will add a touch of charm to your project.
Seeka's monochrome “hello” card is a thing of beauty! The lovely detail and texture from the die-cut panel added that extra WOW factor!
The Classical Sentiments Press Plate Set is perfect for adding heartfelt messages to your paper crafting projects. With phrases like “I believe in you,” “Love you,” and “Have a beautiful day,” these press plates will add a thoughtful touch to your handmade cards and DIY gifts.
We love how Emily added the same ink-blended colors to her Classical Sentiment – finishing the overall design nicely! She also used the Wild Daisies Press Plate in her card.
Not sure if press plates are for you? Watch the video below to learn more about these crafting must-haves!
Compatibility with Spellbinder's BetterPress Letterpress System
Our new Press Plates are compatible with Spellbinder's BetterPress machine, making it easy to create professional-looking designs with ease. Only four easy steps for professional results!
1. Place the BetterPress Press Plate onto the Chase (magnetic platform to hold the press plate).
2. Next, tape the Card Panel on the Platen (clear top plate with registration marks).
3. Apply Ink onto Press Plate.
4. Make a Letterpress Sandwich and run through your manual die-cutting machine.
Tips and Hacks for Using Press Plates
Now that you got a closer look at our new press plates, let's dive into some tips and hacks for using press plates in your cardmaking and paper crafting projects:
1. Experiment with different colors and textures – One of the great things about press plates is that you can experiment with different colors and textures to create unique designs. Try using watercolors, inks, or embossing powders to add some depth and interest to your designs.
2. Use multiple press plates together – Another way to create unique designs is to mix and match your press plates. Try layering different designs on top of each other to create a one-of-a-kind look.
3. Use press plates for other projects – Press plates aren't just for cardmaking and paper crafting! Try using them to create unique home decor items or DIY gifts.
4. Create your own custom sentiments – While the Classical Sentiments Press Plates come with pre-made sentiments, you can also create your own custom sentiments using other press plates, stamps, or dies in your stash.
5. Clean your press plates regularly – To ensure that your press plates last as long as possible, it's important to clean them regularly. Simply wipe them down with a damp cloth or baby wipe after each use to remove any excess ink or dirt.
We hope these tips and hacks have inspired you to try out our new press plates in your next crafting project.
Which press plate caught your eye? Share them in the comment section!