Faux Emboss With a Stamp!ūüėģ

Hello there friends!¬† Hoping you had a wonderful weekend and a fabulous Mother’s Day as well!¬† I had a wonderful day with flowers delivered to me and wonderful phone messages as well as some safe social distancing with my own mom.¬† It was great to actually “see” her as I haven’t been able to since this “shelter in place” had started.

Today I wanted to share a couple of cards that I had made participating in the “Spring Card Camp” classes from Online Card Classes. (It started April 11 and ran through the end of April.)¬† Although we are now on a separate Part 2 Spring Card Camp, I have enjoyed the classes each day and I thought I’d just take my time and enjoy everything.¬† So there may be posts spread across time as I go.¬† I just like to take my time and actually enjoy the process rather than hurry up and run right through it.¬† I feel this helps me to fully understand what I’m doing and what products I’ve used, take notes, etc.

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The first class was taught from Jennifer McGuire as she showed us how to use a stamp and create our own embossing folder to make an impression with it!!  Something that I had not heard of before, so this was fun to try out:

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So the idea of each class is to pretty much get a “two for one” type of design and stretch your supplies and design concept so that it makes it easier to create multiple cards at a time, which is really great right now as I seem to be making more cards and donating extra cards that I normally wouldn’t be doing at this time of the year.¬† (I also actually thought this could be applied towards Christmas making time as well…which I will be keeping in mind!)

I started with this panel first as this was my piece that created the faux embossng folder:

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I decided to use this gorgeous large image from the¬†Kind Floral stamp set to create my “faux embossing” piece with.¬† This image was heat set several times with white¬†EP.¬† ¬†All of the cards I made including the sentiments were used with this same stamp set.

After using it for my “faux embossing” on my other cards shown below, I went back to it and finished it on a card by using some blending brushes and ink to color in the panel.¬† I took a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiment over it and then layered it onto a white A2 side folding card base.¬† I finished it off with some colored bubble drops and Stickles glitter drops.

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Here’s a closer view of the white heat embossing I did on this panel with the image.¬† It’s very thick as I had to build up layers to create a faux embossing folder to get a good impression with it.¬† (See below)

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For my first card using the “Faux Embossing” piece, I took a sheet of pink cardstock and made the impression into it.¬† You can see it in the background.¬† For this panel I used the negative side of it and then sponged some darker pink ink over top of it so that you can really see the impression from the image.¬† I used a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die to cut it out with and layered it over a piece of kraft¬†Cardstock.¬† This was attached to a top folded A2 sized white card base.

I took another sentiment from the same stamp set as above and heat embossed it with Gilded EP.  I sponged some more pink ink around the edges of this panel and layered it over another piece of kraft CS.  I popped it up with foam tape over some die cut flowers from vellum along with a strip of gold mirror cardstock and finished it off with some gold sequins.

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Here’s a closer view at the texture in the background from the faux embossed piece.

I thought this gave a subtle but soft and pretty look to the design.¬† Also, that sentiment could not be at a more perfect time right now, don’t you think?

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And for my last card, I made the faux embossed background using some more kraft CS.  This image I used the positive side and ran some distress ink over the raised areas to bring it out more.  I took a darker brown ink to go around the edges.

I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set with brown ink, layered with some Copper Glitter paper and then cut a piece of Macchiato CS from a scalloped stitched square die that was also used for the A2 Sized top folding card base, and popped up the sentiment panel with foam tape.

I layered the embossed background piece over a vanilla cardstock layer that was cut with a scalloped stitched rectangle die and then I wrapped some silk ribbon with a bow around it before placing the sentiment panel over it.  I attached the flower and the sequins to the design and finished it off with some Nuvo Honey Gold Glitter Drops.

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Here’s a closer look at not only the texture from the embossed background piece, but I also took some Shimmer Spray and covered the background with it.¬† You can sort of see the beautiful shimmer over it…and it really looks incredible in person.

Hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve learned and created for class!¬† Thanks for dropping in with me today!¬† There will be more things I have to share with you coming up, so I’ll see you soon!!

Challenges:

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  5. The Corrosive – #15 Anything Goes
  6. Use Your Stuff– #397 Flowers and/or Butterflies
  7. Arty Divas – #21 Anything Goes
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