Unique Embossing Folder Technique

I have had this idea in my head about using this fun and unique Embossing Folder Technique for quite sometime. Finally I executed this idea in my project today.

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great spring. Here in New York it’s still cold but the excitement of warmer weather approaching is there.

There are quite a few spring babies in my family for whom I needed some masculine cards. I’m trying to become better at sending out cards this year. Today I am sharing this card I created with a new to me fun technique that creates this aged metal appearance.

Background /Focus

The background is the main focus of my card today. As this is the unique technique idea I had in my mind.

I used a piece of bronze craft card-stock from Michael’s. It’s the inexpensive Recollection brand. With the help of Altenew embossing folder and the Spellbinders die cutting machine I created this embossed panel.

Then I brushed some black acrylic paint all over the panel. My acrylic paint was a little dry, I need to buy a new one. But it worked fine for my project today. Then after about thirty seconds I used a dry clean cloth to gently wipe this panel. The idea here is to remove the acrylic paint from only the raised area of the embossed design which reveals the bronze color.

I then cut down this panel to be 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches. Matted it with a craft card-stock leavings thin border around the embossed panel. And then added it on to a black A2 size card-base using foam tape for dimension.


Obviously my card needed a birthday sentiment. I used the Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die to cutout this word with the same bronze card-stock and the shadow layer with black. Added this using some foam tape on to my card front.

As easy as it was to create this unique masculine card. I couldn’t stop staring at this card all day in admiration. I loved how this turned out in the end. Hope you’ll give this idea a try if you haven’t tried it yet.



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Creative Use Of Scraps/ The Flower Challenge #66

Hello everyone!

This month the design team at The Flower challenge have come up with ideas to use scraps on your cards creatively. As our theme for this month is Use Scraps.

Here is my take on this challenge.


The background is where I have used scraps for my card today.

  1. I picked up some scraps of pinks and reds from my scrap folder.
  2. Cut the scraps to make it onto half inch strips.
  3. Adhered these strips on to a piece of 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches copy paper diagonally.
  4. Embossed the whole striped piece using Spellbinders Sketched Floral embossing folder.


As this was the flower challenge and the main focus is supposed to be floral element I used the Altenew Magnolia Layering Die set.

  1. I used the scrap pieces of white card-stock to die cut the layers of this flower and leaves.
  2. To add color to my flower layers I used distressed oxide inks in shades of pinks. The bottom layer being the darkest and the top most layer the lightest.
  3. Similarly added green inks on the layers of leaves
  4. For the flower center I just used Copic markers to color the tiny die cut pieces
  5. Added the layers with liquid glue and arranged the flower.

The pink flower against the pink background was not so visible so I decided to add a square piece of vellum cut with the Spellbinders Hemstitch Square die.


  1. Stamped a sentiment from Altenew with clear embossing ink on a scrap piece of black card stock and embossed using white embossing powder.
  2. Added it right under the flower

This completed my card which I created from mostly just scraps except for the card base. I am famous for hoarding even the tiniest scraps. Projects like this make me use up these so I do not feel guilty of saving all these scrap card stocks.

Hopefully I am able to inspire you to use the scraps and create fun projects like this. If so join with us at The Flower Challenge and share your creations.

Happy Crafting!



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The Flower Challenge #65 Reminder

Orchid Rose bouquet card by cardsncraftsnyc

Hello Everyone!

It’s already midway through February. We are creating wonderful inspirations for you to remind you to participate with us at The Flower Challenge. Our theme this month is “Occasion”

For my project today I have created an Anniversary card.

Here is my take on it.

Orchid Rose Bouquet anniversary card

I have used the Orchid Rose Bouquet Stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped this image with the help of my Misti Stamping Tool on an 80lb Neenah card-stock.

Orchid Rose bouquet card by cardsncraftsnyc

I’m still in the learning stage in coloring white flowers. I like to try different styles. I used Copic colors for this image. Started with light green where the depth should be and flicked it out. Added C3 where there are cast shadows.

For the center of the orchid I used RV4 which definitely was much higher in value hence contrasting the rest of the coloring. So I tried to balance it out by stamping the sentiment is matching color card-stock strip and also matted the layer with the same card-stock.

I really believe that a well balanced composition makes a card admirable.

Here is a little closer look to my colored image.

Hopefully this was an inspiration for you to create your projects and play along with us.



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Springish Fiesta / Joy Clair Designs Release

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to participate in this Blog Hop showcasing the new release of Joy Clair Designs Springish Fiesta Collection 2022.

For my post today I have created two cards.

My First Card

Joy Clair Designs

I printed the heart image from the Always in Style Stamp set and the sentiment on a white card-stock. I cut the image using my silhouette cameo leaving a white border around the image. Then I foiled the image with gold foil and the laminating machine.

Joy clair designs strong heart stamp set.

Started coloring the image using Copic markers. Used R24 R27 R29 for the heart. G24 G28 G29 for the leaves and vines and finally, C07 C05 and C04 for the lock.

Joy Clair Designs blog hop

Because the image was busy with foiling and coloring already I wanted the background to be really plain. So I embossed a black card-stock panel with the Spellbinders embossing folder that was out on my desk for another project already.

Added the image and the sentiment from Good Luck Stamp set beneath it using foam tape for dimension. To finish off I added some gold pearls and the card was done.

Second Card

Usually my cards contains floral image and I am very comfortable with picking the design and color choices with floral cards. But this time I really challenged myself to use very different images than my regular floral cards.

For my second card today I picked this cute lollipops image from Joy Clair Good Luck Digital stamp set. Picked some of the lightest colors that I owned in my Copic collection in order to give these lollipops a transparent look.

When I printed the image I added the subtle floral textured pattern behind the image. I used R00, V12,B000 for the lollipops and R27 R29 for the ribbons, and finally E34 and E49 for the chocolate drips.

I had to add a little depth around the candy part of the lollipop to create roundness. Just similar color in slightly darker shades of Prismacolor pencils did the trick.

Finally finished off this card with a sentiment from Truly Inspire Stamp set and some white gel pen highlights wherever I thought would look good. My card was done.

Here is a list of participants in this hop. Make sure you pay them a visit and get inspired.

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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Double Slider Surprise

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Fun Floral Card / The Flower Challenge #65

Fun floral cards are always my favorite. This month’s theme for our challenge at The Flower Challenge #65 is ”Occasions”

Hello everyone!

Every month at The Flower challenge our designers create inspirations for the month’s challenge. This month our theme is “Occasions”. I have chosen Birthday as the occasion for my card, since Birthday Cards are the most I send out. And who doesn’t love a fun floral card?

Here’s my take on today’s inspiration project.

Fun floral card 1


For the main focus of my card today I created a fun cluster of flowers with the help of Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms. I used the colors mustard yellow ,light brown ,black and white for my flowers and green for the leaves.

One of the Rifle Paper Co. prints I had seen on Pinterest inspired the color scheme for todays card and these floral dies also looked like them.


For the background of my card, I picked a dry embossed panel with a black mat and a white border around it. This embossing folder is by spellbinders and this is one of the Embossing Folder of the month subscription. This embossing folder is large so you can even create a slimline panel with it.


For the sentiment, I picked this beautiful word die from Spellbinders which is called Yana’s Layered Script Sentiment. As the occasion I chose was Birthday, this die was perfect. I just love the font of these intricate dies. The strip on top that says it’s your is a part one of an old Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamp.

At last, I finished my card. So, if you are inspired by this card come and join us at The Flower Challenge and post your link.



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