New Video: Faux Textured Embossing

Yesterday I shared a card that features a Faux Textured Embossing Technique.  The card looks like it was run through my Big Shot with a fun, floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – but not such folder exists.  If you missed yesterday’s post, you can see it here.  After today’s video, I’m sharing the measurements on this fun card – I know how much you like that.

Rather than just share a video about the Faux Textured Embossing Technique, I thought it would be fun to let Mom share it with you since she was already working on a card for my nephew – you’ll get to see her finished card tomorrow.  I hope you enjoy her video:

If you really want the shapes to look 100% embossed

  • Flatten it.  You can run the layer through the Big Shot (with clean cutting plates to avoid scratching the card base).  This will flatten the layer a bit and really cause the images to “soak into the background.” The curly edges of this Pansy Punch would look far more embossed if I flattened them a bit, but I like how they came out.
  • Glue them down.  Make sure every edge is glued down so you don’t have any edges popping up.

What punches or dies do you have that would be great in the background of a card?  How can you create a faux embossed look on your projects?

Measurements for Yesterday’s Card.  As promised in yesterday’s post, I’m sharing the measurements for the “Your Fabulous” card I shared yesterday.  First, here’s a peak at yesterday’s card:

A Whole Lot of Lovely, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere are the measurements of each of the layers on the card front, starting with the base and working my way up:

  • Layer 1 – Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Layer 2 – Soft Suede – 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Layer 3 – Crumb Cake – 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
  • Layer 4 – Pear Pizzazz –  4-3/8″ x 3-1/8″
  • Layer 5 – Soft Suede – Deco Labels Framelits
  • Layer 6 – Whisper White – Deco Labels Framelits

Mom’s Finished Card Tomorrow.  As Mom mentioned in the video, she finished off the card base she created with the faux texture embossed stars in the video.  She’ll be sharing that card tomorrow – be sure to come back.

More from Mom.  If you missed Mom’s first video about the Banner Triple Punch, you really missed out.  If you want to see it, click here.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Hi Brian
    firstly I would just like to thank you for all of the inspiration you give me – you are amazing and THE KING of Stampin’ Up!!!
    I hope that you don’t mind but I have linked back to this post from my blog as it has given me the inspiration to create my card.
    Thank you for sharing all of your stunning work and fabulous hints and tips – you rock!!
    Eve xx

  2. Oh my goodness, I can’t stop giggling! I found your mom’s video on youtube and had to hunt down your post to leave her well deserved praise. I seriously cannot stop giggling at just how adorable she is on camera, especially when she said that she’d share her card tomorrow on your blog. Your mom is so “with it!” Bless her, she’s a talented lady!! I’m definitely going to try this technique since I need to dust off the ole punches!! Keep up the fabulous work Brian and Mrs. King. Really enjoy visiting your blog daily.

  3. Hi Mary:

    Boy, you are really getting to be a pro at this video thing. You look just beautiful and so relaxed as you explained the faux embossing. It’s just such a joy to watch you.

    Brian – you are one lucky young man to have such a special Mom!

  4. Thank you for this wonderful technique. I am a newbie at this craft and learning all the time. I am going to try this technique today and also send it to my demonstrator/friend for inspiration for an upcoming class – she is so patient and always teaching us new techniques. Mary, you are just terrific and I have subscribed to Brian’s newsletter.
    Can’t wait to see more!

  5. Hi Miss Mary, thanks for sharing with us today. We look forward to your videos. Love Brians techniques and of course you know us Demos under him love him too. Hope ya’all have a great day. Smiles ?

  6. What a blessing to have a mom like yours! Keep her stamping. We enjoy her so much!

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