Technique Time: Faux Embossing



This card features a fun embossing technique that you may not have tried before – faux embossing.  You can get an embossed look without needing anything besides stamps and ink.  Here's how you can do it – let's get started!

Stampin' Up Supply List

  • Stamps: Upsy Daisy (111710), Watercolor Trio (117050)
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise Classic (100814) , Whisper White Craft Ink (101731)
  • Paper: Whisper White Cardstock(106529), More Mustard Cardstock (100946), Tempting Turquoise Cardstock(102067)
  • Accessories: Pumpkin Pie ¼ Grosgrain Ribbon (109030), Stampin' Dimensionals (104330)
  • Tools: Big Shot (113439), Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Stampin-Ma-Jig (101049), Large Oval Punch(107035) , Ticket Corner Punch (107214)

Cardstock Dimensions for this Project

  • More Mustard
    • Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5
    • Mat for Stamped Image: 3.25 x 4.25
  • Whisper White
    • Card Mat for Embossing: 4 x 5.25
    • Scrap for stamped and punched greeting
  • Tempting Turquoise
    • Stamped Image: 3 x 4

Technique Directions

Use a single solid image stamp for this technique, like Upsy Daisy.

  1. Take a solid image stamp and stamp image in color that is the same as the paper you wish to use.
  2. Clean the image, and then using a Stampin-Ma-Jig, stamp overtop, slightly offset in Whisper White Craft ink.

Note: If you aren't sure how to use the Stampin-Ma-Jig – check out this video from Angie Juda on YouTube

Finishing Touches

  1. Fold card base in half and make crease with bone folder.
  2. Run Whisper White 4 x 5.25 piece through Big Shot with the Lattice Embossing Folder.
  3. Take Pumpkin Pie ribbon and attach to embossed piece with SNAIL on back, wrapping ribbon around the sides. Attach to card base with SNAIL.
  4. Take More Mustard 3.25 x 4.25 piece and Tempting Turquoise 3 x 4 piece and use Ticket Corner punch on all four corners. SNAIL the Tempting Turquoise to the More Mustard piece and attach to card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.


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