Industrial and masculine cards with a metal look

This all started with the diamond plate embossing folder and some of Tim Holtz’s silver metallic paper. It just screamed masculine cards to me, so that’s what I made… quite a few of them actually.


I looked through my supplies and found some other embossing folders that had that industrial, grungy look, and went to town. I love the texture (you’ll hear me say that a LOT, I apologize in advance) and the simplicity of the black/silver combination.


Here’s the process video, enjoy!


Following is a list of all the supplies I used for this project. Remember, use what you have. Don’t feel like you need to go out and buy the latest thing or the newest release. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! I do it myself, probably too often, but it’s so easy to get caught up in the buying frenzy and forget that we probably have a stash full of perfectly good stamps, dies, and inks at our fingertips.

Supplies Used:

Heavyweight black cardstock for the bases and small sentiments
Tim Holtz Silver Metallic paper

Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Sets
– Congrats
– Thanks
– Prayers
Spellbinders Thanks die
Pretty Pink Posh Thank You die
Momenta Capital Letter dies
Sizzix Mixed Media Corner dies
Spell Binder Platinum Die Cutting Machine

Versamark Embossing Ink
Hero Arts Silver Metallic Embossing Powder
Wagner Heat Gun

Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix
– Gridlock
– Ink Splats
– Diamond Plate
– Striped Background (didn’t use on this project)

Scotch ATG
Thin Foam Tape
Art Glitter Liquid, Permanent Adhesive
Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive

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