After I made one, I had to make another! I could make a lot of these–they make me quite bouncey!
Someone asked about a tutorial, but it's really no more complicated than simple stamping–it's the combination of image, pigment ink and paper that simulates the look, along with the way the ink is applied to the image; you need a very smooth application of ink to get the most "Letterpress-like" results on the Bristol.
You could try using a brayer to roll the ink onto the stamp image, but I had sponge daubers within easy reach, so I used those instead. I reserve each one for a different color, so I never have to wash them out. Plus, by using them, I wouldn't have to clean the brayer. LOL! *sheepish grin* CLEVER MEEEEEEEE!!!!
Now, I will say that I just inked the dotted pattern directly with the pad because the dots are quite tiny and I didn't think it would make a difference, but I did sponge the ink onto the cake and the sentiment to make sure I had an ultra-smooth coating. It worked just fine! *monkey clapping*
If you get a little zealous with the daubing, when you're finished inking the image itself, just take a baby wipe or a damp Q-tip to wipe outer edges of rubber clean so you don't get any stray ink marks when you stamp.
*must make more*
Stamp Sets: A Very Merry Unbirthday, Polka Dot Patterns; Ink: Cherry, Ocean; Paper: Bristol; Corner Chomper (Rounder)