For years and years, we’ve made our own holiday cards to send out to family and friends. We’ve rotated design duties between us, but I usually end up handling the execution because I’ve got the coolest toys. Last year was my first with the 'Forge, and I did a cut lattice piece to attach to the front, and a matching rubber stamp for inside message. We don’t like to repeat ourselves, so I went looking for another GF-involved option. I landed on something I hadn’t seen done, but maybe it’s here in somebody’s post and I just missed it.
This is glossy card stock onto which I haphazardly (on purpose) brayed rubber stamp ink. I needed the gloss card finish because I did not want the paper to absorb any ink. I then lightly kissed the surface with the laser (Speed 1500/Power 8). It takes off just enough of the gloss coating (and the ink on top of it) to leave a nice white behind - no scorching at all.
I need to tune it a bit, but I like the effect.