Sunday, March 11, 2012

Faux Embossing

I found a new technique that is really fun to do over at the Just Us Girls blog; it's called faux embossing.  Basically you use a punch or diecut in the same color as your main background, gluing the pieces on and it really does look embossed!  Here's what I came up with:

Just Us Girls 127

supplies: peachy pink and white card stock, Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly punches (2 sizes), Hero Arts Frame Cuts C, Classic Frame #DI008, E5388 Traditional Butterfly, The Craft's Meow Fly Free (sentiment), VersaFine Onyx Black ink, clear embossing powder, letraset markers and Prismacolor pencil, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares

36 comments:

  1. Love this, Lin! I have seen that done somewhere else (don't remember where); but never actually put it into use. You are so on top of things, girlfriend!! Guess I will have to case this and give it a try soon.

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  2. What a cool idea - I love how your card came out too! Very pretty - I am going to have to try this!! Thank you so much!

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  3. Wow, so pretty Lin and what a unique idea, will have to try it!

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  4. Yes, this is a gorgeous technique.I love the colors you chose and I must have that butterfly stamp! Is it Hero Arts?

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  5. Wow what a beautiful card you've created with this new found technique! Love the colours too!!

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  6. Lin, you had me fooled! I'm sitting here (actually at HA Flickr first) wondering where on earth you found that awesome embossing folder! Ah HA! I get it now! So, anyway, your card is perfection, as usual. LOVE the coral and white, and your butterflies are alazingly colored. Gorgeous!

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  7. gorgeous card - love the colors and design - was looking for inspiration for today and this is it.

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  8. You've definitely got this technique down! Wow, it turned out so perfectly, Lin! Looks like a winner to me! Love all the pink! :)

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  9. so gorgeous...love all the fun butterflies and beautiful coloring...love it..

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  10. Just love your butterfly background and the pretty stamped ones you added to the sentiment label, Lin! Looks like an idea I have to try!!

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  11. Beautifully done. Really adds a lot. WOW... Love the two butterflies stamped too.

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  12. You've used the technique perfecty Lin! Love the simple elegance of this card!

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  13. stunning card...absolutely perfect :)

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  14. Executed with perfection Lin! Looks just like a piece of designer paper!

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  15. Excellent job with this technique! So pretty in the pink! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

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  16. thought you might like to know i pinned your card on pinterest this morning and already it has 20 repins - popular card!!

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  17. Lin this is really gorgeous. Love the background with the butterflies and the beautiful butterflies.
    Warm greet
    Marja

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  18. This is so pretty! That pink is delightful with the perfectly colored butterflies! YUM! Love it Lin!

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  19. This is so well done....can't wait to give it a go...if mine turns out half as good as yours i will be so pleased!!!

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  20. Hi Lin, I love this beautiful butterfly card--it really does look embossed. Awesome job.

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  21. Gorgeous! You just can't go wrong with butterflies and pink! ;)

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  22. This is absolutely stunning! I love how you colored the butterflies. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  23. Perfection, Lin! You make many beautiful cards, but this is way at the top of the list for beautiful and creative. I love that fauz embossing technique. I punched out tons of clouds and then couldn't think of what to do next! Maybe tomorrow!

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  24. Wow, this is amazing Lin! The faux embossed background perfectly highlights your gorgeous butterflies. That sentiment is perfect too!

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  25. Great technique and a great example of it Lin. Love your soft pink butterfly background.

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  26. What a great result, I had completely forgotten about this technique, thanks for reminding me.

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  27. What a cool technique, Lin! I had never seen this before. This card has such understated elegance - yummy color and those butterflies could take off any minute!

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  28. awww..... love the faux embossed background, Lin! such wonderful texture. gorgeous card!

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  29. Absolutely love the soft colors on this! I'll have to give that faux embossing technique a try!

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  30. Lin, I love what you've done with the soft colors and the faux embossing. This is a new idea to me, I'll have to try this. TY :)

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  31. Hi Lin!
    I saw your card on Pinterest and at JUGS... had to take a closer look!
    I love what I saw... beautiful cards all over your blog!
    Love your style.

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  32. Oh Lin! This is BRILLIANT! Gorgeous work! Love how you used faux embossing! Hope you enjoyed the technique and thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

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  33. awesome! awesome! awesome! Before I read the post I wondered how you got your embossing so crisp! I love it.

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  34. Well, no WONDER you are Chic of the Week at JUGS, Lin! This is fabulous! Everything is just perfect: the butterflies, both pink and colored, the clean design, the sentiment. Congrats to you! Whoo hoo!

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  35. Would you mind telling me who makes the stamp you used on this beautiful card. I am making graduation cards and love the sentiment.

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    1. Sharon, the information you're seeking is in the fine print underneat the photo. The butterfly stamp is a 2010 Hero Arts one called Traditional Butterfly, #E5388, probably discontinued by now, and the sentiment stamp is from The Craft's Meow, which is now out of business. That stamp set was called Fly Free, by Nina Brackett.

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