Here is the sketch from Tara ...
Faux embossing is pretty simple and you can do it a few ways. You can add a stamp, as I did on my card, or use punches. Here is what I did.
I added a background color to my page.
Next I looked for a patterned stamp. You can use the search tool to browse your selection. Use search words like "overlay" or "stripe" or "Dots" things like that. I did a search for stripes.
Choose the stamp you like then hit apply. You may have to enlarge or shrink the stamp to fit your space.
Next you need to change the color of your stamp to the same color as your background. Your stamp will seem to disappear. Add a drop shadow to your stamp and you will see the shadow on your card. This mimics the look of dry embossing. It adds a nice bit of depth to the digital card base.
Check the MDS Monday page to see what the other designers came up with.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you give our sketch and technique challenge a try.