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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