CARDMAKING · PAPERCRAFT

A grungy male card using Xcut cog dies

Hello there,I don’t know about you but male cards are not my favorite “make”.

I struggle to come up with anything that I love, some I like and some I think are OK,but love ?.

Anyway today I want to share a male card that I do really like (bordering on love ).

The background started out as an experiment and seemed to work really well.

Firstly I folded several layers of tin foil into a square and embossed it in my die cutting machine.

Next tan boot polish was smeared over the embossing,applying more in some areas.

finally black pigment ink was applied with a piece of  scrap cloth , embossing powder poured over and tipped off ,then heated to emboss.

The finished background was attached to a card-blank and decorated using die cut cogs,chalkboard stickers and vintage metal buttons.

I hope you like the finished results as much as I do

I think the overall effect is of rusty metal

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