Friday, October 11, 2013

Faux Embossing

I have been waiting for my Penny Black Snowflake Trio dies to arrive and when they did, I was not disappointed!  I immediately cut out 3 sets of them in white, and then tried a few of them with this silver glitter paper.   It was a tad touchy (this particular glitter paper is VERY thick and the dies are VERY delicate), but with some extra paper shims, I had success!  I decided to use them on a simple card that appears to be embossed, but it is just a white base with the snowflakes glued tightly on.

Dreaming, Oct.  11

I thought this sentiment from Yuletide Greetings was the perfect match, embossed in silver on vellum.  To finish I added a few clear rhinestones to the centers of my snowflakes.  

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

  1. this is lovely Lin! I will have try this technique. Hope all is well with you!

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  2. Wow!! How did you adhere all those delicate snowflakes?! The result is awesome Lin!

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  3. Beautiful card. Love your faux embossing. Such pretty snowflakes.

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  4. So pretty, Lin! I love how you added one silver snowflake! Beautifully done! ♥

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  5. Such an elegant look, Lin. And I always love to see vellum, even though it scares me to use it - ha! Have a great fall weekend.

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  6. This is a beautiful wintry card! I really like the result of this technique!

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  7. Lovely card...so creative with the die. I thought it was embossing until I read. Love the sentiment on vellum...great idea!

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  8. Very pretty. I must try this technique. I am not ready for snow yet though!

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  9. So beautiful Lin, love how your card, just has an air of elegance to it, hugs

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  10. Love the faux embossing look, Lin! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. this is always a great technique. Your snowflakes are just beautiful.

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  12. Beautiful, elegant Christmas card Lin.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. Wow - what a stuning look to this card Lin! White-on-white designs never fail to impress me, and this faux embossed effect is no exception! Thanks for the inspiration, Rx

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  14. Beautiful, love the faux embossing.

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