Faux Embossing


Can you help but think of Adele’s new song “Hello” with a start like that?! HA! This week it is color challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary.



Faux embossing… easy peasy? No…It’s even easier. I just glued down a bunch of hellos and ran it through the big shot! I mean I didn’t even think taking a picture of the steps was necessary, we’ve all been through the first grade. I saw this idea on Pinterest once and as I sat down with this powerful color combination it came to mind.

First grade… Yes, that brings something else to mind. I was looking for my flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack but it  has gone missing. My daughter said she has noooo idea where it may be. Hmmm. Then I hear my mother say with my own voice “I guess it grew legs and walked away”… Do you ever sound like your mother? Holy SMOKES! Sometimes I can’t believe the things that fly out of my mouth! But then again, I also can’t believe the things that disappear around here!

So I had to use a “vintage” punch but I think it fits don’t you? 🙂 Although my Hello Honey is small, doesn’t she stand off the page in that little flower?


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get some time to craft this week and have some “you” time! 🙂


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4 thoughts on “Faux Embossing

  1. I love the faux embossing – a great way to add interest to a solid colour background. I love the teeny yellow flower – young girls and tiny punches are a dangerous combination in my house too!

  2. Your blog posts always make me chuckle! My little girls are all grown up so I just blame the cat. Lol. Love the technique. I never knew the name and I can’t wait to try it! Your card is a great example of less is more. Even that teeny flower is “just right”.

  3. That background rocks!! I am yet to try this but I totally should! Fabulous card!
    ….as an aside….every time I see a ‘hello’ card now….I read it in Adele’s voice….. 🙂

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