YCU Challenge #2

Wow.....we are so thrilled with the turnout for the first Young Crafters Unite challenge! We saw some beautiful projects from some amazing crafters who are young, new to crafting, and young at heart. Thanks to those who played along!

Our challenge this month is to make a card with an envelope to match. I have to confess I had a realllly tough time photographing this. I think it's because it had subtle detail that I didn't want to get lost in the pic.

I used my new impression plate for the first time, and chose to ink it up before rolling it through for a letterpress effect. I love the soft, delicate look! I used the same technique for the envelope, using the other side of the plate. (reminds me of Aimes...she just posted about using the other, less-often-used side of an impression plate)

Here's a close up of the inked impression:
I hope you play along, because we have a great prize from our sponsor:

The lovely DT has some great inspiration for you too!:

I'd love to see your projects uploaded at YCU :)


  1. Beautiful set Jennifer, I think I prefer that side to the IP :)
    Love the panel on the envelope too :)
    Jenny x

  2. Gorgeous Jennifer! Love that technique!

  3. This gorgeous and so elegant Jennifer.

  4. WOW, Jennifer this is gorgeous! Will have to CASE this one day...really really gorgeous! :)

  5. I've got that plate and isn't it just fabulous? And yes, it's hard to photograph, but I know that it looks great up close. You've inspired me to post a card that I made a couple of weeks ago with the same technique and plate.... or maybe I'll just go make a new one, with an envelope to match!

  6. Your card it is simple but elegant.
    It is perfect.
    Loved it

  7. This is just exquisite, Jen! What a lovely lacy pattern and I love the way you so subtly inked it!

  8. It's a shame this was tough to photograph, Jennifer. It looks like an absolutely exquisite card. I love that design.

    Hey, saw your "diamond" card in PC Nov/Dec issue, which arrived in my mailbox yesterday. GREAT card! Echoes of Pink Floyd started running through my head. :)


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