f The Bugbytes: Faux Embossing

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August 21, 2012

Faux Embossing

Hello Everyone! My name is Debbie some of you out there in the wonderful world of crafting, know me as doodlingdebbie. I'm honored to have been asked to be a part of the Bug Bytes design team. I'm excited to be a part of this talented team of designers and those whom love to have fun in their craft rooms. Thank you for inviting me.

This month I decided to do something on the simple side. I've been a bit under the weather so doing something with simplicity is the avenue I had to travel this week. I hope you enjoy this technique and can use it on some of your favorite paper crafting projects.

I love using different mediums when creating crafts and cards. Digital medium has become so popular in the card and scrapbook world. One of the things I really enjoy is using Photoshop to create my own paper, backgrounds, and images. Remembering, (unusual for me at times) the tangerine Pantone color was this year's color, I decided to us tangerine as a part of the Butterfly Dream card.

One of the many things I like to do is create faux embossing. I've made seals to place on the back of envelopes to kick it up a notch when mailing cards out for the holidays.

This butterfly embossed paper was created by making a Photoshop brush from a picture of the Silhouette Studio cutting file. Once I made the PS brush it was as easy as pie to give it the embossed look. I selected the color white to use with the new butterfly brush I created. Once I had the butterflies sized and in place. I did a color overlay of the tangerine color, then chose the  bevel and emboss in the "layer style" window. The gradient background from tangerine to white was created using Filter and textures in Photoshop. I know it looks like the Gradient tool was used but using the Filter tools gave the texture and look I was hoping to achieve. When I'm feeling better I'll do a nice video tutorial to share with everyone.

Using my awesome Silhouette Cameo I cut out the butterfly and tag. The pretty little faux pearls were made by using Inkssentials Glossy Enamel Accents. I love this stuff!

The faux embossed butterfly paper was printed on Royal Brites Matte Photo paper. It says heavy weight but it's not as heavy as card stock. Because it's not very heavy weighted paper, I printed it out then adhered it to a card stock background. The last little detail was using a thin strip of silver toned paper to create a delicate and simple border at the bottom of the card.

I'm not the best photographer in the world. I promise the colors, when seen in person are lovely.

One of the things I enjoy about crafting is all of the sharing of ideas, inspirations, techniques, and more. I don't want to sign off with leaving something for all of you. If you would like to make your own "Dare to Dream" butterfly card I would love to share it with all of you. You can download this file right over here
---->  Faux Embossed Butterflies


Audrey Frelx said...

Debbie, beautiful faux embossing job! Beautiful card!

papillon digital design said...

This is so beautiful. I love the butterfly cut. What a great idea to use them as faux embossing. The silhouette for sure cuts fine. TFS

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful. I never thought of doing that. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Great job Debbie :)
Hope you feel better soon Sweetie

Sandi said...

this is a beautiful card, feel better soon, hugs

lindagk23 said...

Beauitful! And love the faux embossing! Gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for sharing!

sues craft magic said...

Just gorgeous Debbie , wish i had Photoshop now , hope your feeling better soon ....Hugs Sue xx

doodlingdebbie said...

You all are so sweet. Thank you for the lovely comments and the well wishes. I'm still working on the getting better. Hopefully, it will be soon. Best wishes and hugs to all - Debbie

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I appreciate your comments so much. They are treasured and such an inspiration. Thanks for leaving them.