Sunday, April 5, 2015


I needed to make several masculine birthday cards for upcoming birthdays and I am also making an assortment of cards to give to a friend for his birthday so he will always have a card to send, no excuses, right?

I saw the challenge for The Male Room (Challenge #7 - Use a metallic Embossing Powder) and decided to try my hand at this one.  This is the first card I came up with.  Nice, a little bit of metallic embossing, but not a whole lot.  Camera and sentiments are heat embossed in silver, but it doesn't show up very well in the pic. It's plenty silvery in person and is masculine as well !
Woodgrain Embossing Folder from The Paper Studio
Sentiment Hampton Arts Vintologie
Small Silver Brads
Recollections Silver Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Labels 23 die cut
Craft Medley Bakers Twine in gray and white
So then I was perusing the entries and saw the one my friend and card mentor Bobbi had entered.  I don't have any background stamps, so I couldn't completely CASe her card, but the camera stamp set I just purchased also included a stencil.  Well, I've never used a stencil before, but thought I'd give it a try.  This is what I came up with.  I completely covered the stencil with silver pigment ink using a marshmallow type thingy because I don't have the proper tools to use a stencil, and then I heat embossed it with Silver Embossing powder.  I also die cut some backgrounds from some silver paper I got from Bobbi. I ran ink and embossing powder around the edges too.  The black looked too stark without it.  It's very shiny!
Sentiment and Stencil Hampton Arts Vintologie
Recollections Silver Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Labels 23 die cut

1 comment:

  1. Both these cards are super. I really like the photography theme and the silver embossing. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!