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A Faux Emboss “Happy Birthday”

Hi, all my crafty friends and family!

Today I want to share with you a card I put together using some of my favorite papers from PaperTemptress along with some scraps I had leftover from from my cards last time and some of my dies to come up with a “faux embossed” look.  Here’s how it turned out:


Heavenly White 120# paper from PaperTmptress
Heavy Weight Vellum from PaperTemptress
Razzleberry 100# Pop Tunes paper from PaperTemptress
Rainstones from PaperTrey Ink
Wet Paint Die from PaperTrey Ink
Hexagon Die: Cover Plate from PaperTrey Ink
Scribble Die from PaperTrey Ink
Inks – Poppy Red, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Harvest Gold

I used a “practice” piece of paper from my Watercolor Splat card for the hexagons . . . I used the Hexagon Die Cover Plate for this, but I didn’t take the hexagons out right away.  Instead, I took some Glad Press n Seal and placed it over the front and carefully lifted all the hexagons together, thus leaving exact spacing in between each hexagon and giving me the choice of which ones I would want to use.  I then applied my Helmars 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to the backsides of the hexagons that I was going to want to adhere to my card base and then press the whole sheet of my “press n seal hexagons” onto my card base.  After letting dry for a minute or so, I lifted up the press n seal and it brought up only the hexagons that I didn’t put adhesive on . . . thus giving it a faux embossed look.

I then die cut my scribbles out of the heavy weight vellum and the “happy” (Wet Paint die set) from the Razzleberry 100# papers . . . and adhered to card.  Then using a label maker, I made a label saying “BIRTHDAY” and adhered it beneath the “happy”.  Sprinkled some Rainstones here ‘n there along with some miscellaneous gems and . . . VOILA! I was done.

This was a pretty fun card to make and not so messy . . . but if you wanted, you could use embossing paste with  the hexagon die cut trim as a mask and apply it directly to the card base.  I’ve done it that way before and it turns out nice, too, but this way is less messy. 🙂

Till the next time I’m up in the night.

PS  To see another card I did using papers from PaperTemptress and to have a chance at winning a gift certificate to PaperTemptress from ME, head over to my blog “Up in the Night with Kat” for details.  Hope to see you there!!!

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