How to Make Faux Designer Paper

Hi there.  Thanks for stopping by friends and fellow stampers.  Today I have a Faux Designer Paper tutorial which originally came from the December 2008 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  This is just one of many favourite techniques of mine.  I hope you like it too.  I made a point by going outside my comfort zone and used a colour combination that I normally do not use which is why I think I’m so happy with the end result.

Supplies:  Bold stamps, embossing buddy (not in photo), 3 to 4 pads of ink, VersaMark, clear embossing powder, heat gun, cardstock, scrap paper and iron (both not in photo)

Using your first bold stamp, stamp out your image using VersMark in one or two of the corners.   Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat emboss.

Using your darkest colour, smear ink over top of your embossed image.  You do not have to be neat.

Take your lighter colour and swipe in a horizontal fashion as seen above.

Using 1 to 3 stamps, stamp out your image with dark ink.

Using your iron with your steam off, iron the embossed portion of your card with a scrap piece of paper.  Here you will see how the embossing powder seeped through the scrap photocopy paper.

Using a dark colour (here I used black), swipe around your edges to add a distressed, shabby chic, look.  Finish as desired.

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Technique Junkies Stamps Used:

Big Flourish

Birdie Tree

Sentimental Sayings

If you belong to the Technique Junkies FB page, I’d love to see your take on this technique.  Don’t forget, we have a challenge which you’ll find at the top of the page.  Hope to see you there!


Posted on : May 23 2017
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

4 People have left comments on this post

May 23, 2017 - 09:05:29
Patti J. said:

Another awesome technique, Beth! Your card is amazing…love it! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

May 24, 2017 - 12:05:16
Diana Enns said:

This looks like a fun technique.. as usual. I may have to clean up my work table and try it…..oh….that also means I’d have to dig my iron out 😀

May 24, 2017 - 05:05:57

very cool, I have never ironed off my embossing before, I have seen it done so many times but never have tried it, I love the colors you picked!

May 25, 2017 - 08:05:34
Cheri Weston said:

Wow, wow, wow!!! This blew me away. It’s a piece of art. I know I’m going to try this but I have to dig out my old iron. (I saved it and didn’t know why at the time, LOL).


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