April 26, 2017

Hello everyone! Today I want to share a technique that I recently learned how to create from Jennifer McGuire’s blog. I am nowhere near at the same level of a papercrafter as she is, however I always like to try a good challenge.

This technique is called Faux Dimensional Embossing. This technique gives the sentiment a puffy dimensional look.   When I saw this technique on her blog and realized I had the perfect stamp set to give it a try, so I went for it.

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I decided to create the same card idea with a variety of different colors and patterned paper.

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The patterned paper I used for this project is from the Adventure Fundamentals Paper Collection. For the sentiment, I used black cardstock that was die-cut using the Stitched Rectangles – Thinlits Die Set from Sizzix.

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To create the sentiment, first, you want to make sure you clean the area well with an antistatic bag so that the powder will only cling to the sentiment.  Next, stamp the desired sentiment with Clear VersaMark Ink. I used Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and then heat set it with a Craft Dryer.

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To finish the layers, you will need to go over the sentiment a second time with an antistatic bag.  Next, stamp the image a second time using VersaMark with the sentiment slightly offset from the original sentiment. Add embossing powder of your choice and heat set the image with a Craft Dryer.  Do not overheat the sentiment. Only heat set it long enough to melt the powder.

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Now here is what I learned in the process, the quality of embossing powder will make a difference in the quality of your final product.  I noticed that the Ranger Embossing Powder has a much smoother and even look than the cheaper embossing powders.  I am not promoting one product over another, however I am just sharing my experience.

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I hope you give it a try. I would love to hear your thoughts.

You can find some of the supplies I used below.

Thank you for stopping by!

3 Comments for “Live In The Moment – Faux Dimensional Embossing”

  1. It’s very beautiful! Bloggie Love

  2. Bev Code says:

    these look amazing… fab fun new technique… great job… BL

  3. Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing instructions on the techniqie; will have to givw it a try. BL

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