Faux Embossing in My Digital Studio (MDS)
Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin
A quick and easy way to add embossing to any MDS project!
Select the image you want to “emboss” from the Stamp Brush sets. In this example, I chose Back to School - Dots Overlay from the Back to School kit. Apply to your project. It will show on screen in Black.
Crop the stamp to the same size as the section you are “embossing”. For this project, I cropped it to match the white layer on my card, which is 4” x 5-1/4”.
Change the colour of the stamp to match that of the background you are putting it in. In this project, Whisper White. Move this stamp layer so it is 1 layer above the background.
Once you have changed the colour and moved it back in your layers, you won’t be able to see the pattern anymore. We’re going to fix this now!
With the stamp brush layer still selected, select “Drop Shadow” from the Design Centre. Adjust your settings so that Opacity=”-40%” and Blur=”-3”
You can do this with any stamp brush set and colour! I find that some stamps work better than others when doing this technique. Here are a few more examples using the exact same process.
Colour: Crumb Cake; Stamp Brush: Autumn Harvest - Flower 1
Colour: Blushing Bride; Stamp Brush: Decorative Overlays - Woodgrain
Hope this tutorial was helpful.