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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Luck o' the Irish Day 3

Hello Bloggers!
Today I want to share a really cool technique called Faux Embossing.  I learned about this technique from my good friend Elise Ann Durenberger an accomplished paper designer and artist.  Elise has been a designer for Graphic 45, Just us Girls, Buttons Galore & More, Want2Scrap, Wplus9, and countless others!  She is an artist, an inspiration, and better yet, a wonderful friend.

Elise Durenberger made this beautiful card using Shamrocks for the Faux Embossing technique
Isn't this a lovely card? Such a nice result without using an embossing folder!
And JUGS Guest Designer Marisa made this card, using the same technique, using Butterflies!
*You can learn more about Elise and Marisa and "Just Us Girls" at the following blog posting!*
Here is a detailed tutorial for FAUX EMBOSSING  by Splitcoast Stampers. 
(Just click the above and the tutorial will appear!)
You select the shape you want to use and punch out as many images as you want to put on your card.  As you will learn in the tutorial (above), after sandwiching them between the card and some paper, and running them through the Big Shot, you get this beautiful result!


To win you must first sign up to be one of my "Creative Friends".  Go to the bottom of this blog, and click on "Join this site".  The leave a comment and/or your answer unscrambling the word in the "Post a Comment"  box at the end of this post.
Make sure you check back every day this week.  
You  must leave a comment on all the posts this week to qualify.  If you forgot one day, I will give you a bonus word at the end of the week.  Everyone will have a chance to win!

Here's what you'll win:

  • one ATC sized Components stamp, 
  • one package of Philosophy Tags, 
  • one package of Alpha Parts Letters, in the Random font, 
  • one Visual Artistry clear stamp set from Stamper's Anonymous, and 
  • one package of Swivel Clasps, all from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Line.

  • Good Luck and Happy Crafting!


    Elise said...

    HOW generous and WONDERFUL you ARE, RaNae! {But, IIIIIIIIIII already KNEW that! LOL} What a FANTASTIC give away! Good luck everyone! Thanks for featuring my work, sweet girl! YOU made my day!

    P.S. - I'm HONORED that you thought I designed for Graphic45! HOWEVER, that was a cross promotional blog hop with Want2Scrap! What FUN to combine those two! xoxo!

    Catherine L said...

    Happy st paddys day!

    Crabtree-Creations said...

    I remember the first time I saw Elise's work was on the G45 blog. I was so impressed that I clicked to link to her blog, MamaCow Creatons. It was that day that I got so inspired, that it literally changed my life. Her positive blog posts and wonderful creations put me in a better and more positive frame of mind, (you see I had just had surgery and was in pain).
    I will always be grateful to Elise for pulling me up out of a sad place and for subsequently becoming my friend and blog buddy!
    You can see her work for yourself at .

    Crabtree-Creations said...

    Hint: These are considered to be lucky, and are an icon of St. Patrick's Day...

    Catherine L. said...

    reNae, I love your faux embossing technique. I have saved your instructions on my computer. Can't wait to try it out! Oh! The possibilities!

    Linda Eustace said...

    The word is "shamrocks."

    Love the faux embossing!

    WizardsKat said...

    The word is Shamrocks!!

    Judith said...

    The word is shamrocks.