Fun Card and Embossing Technique

Hello, everyone! Nadine here again today to show you how I did this fun card and embossing technique.  My husband brought home this really cool metal tape to fix a dryer vent. Once I saw it, I couldn’t wait to get ahold of it because I knew that the Wire Barbs Embossing Folder from Couture Creations would be perfect for it.

The quote on the card says, “Some things are just better strong; coffee, men and the button on my jeans!”


I covered a piece of cardstock with the metal tape and then embossed it with the Wire Barbs Embossing Folder. I reversed the folder, so the embossing was indented into the foil instead of popping out. Once embossed I mixed some black acrylic paint with some Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel Transparent from Prima and with my finger rubbed into over the top of the embossed foil.


Before it dried, I quickly rubbed the gel off with a paper towel from the smooth surface only leaving the gel inside of the embossed areas.


I did some heat embossing with black embossing powder and Versamark using the Fence Vintage Vanity Clear Stamp by Prima. Flicked some watered down Viva Decor Inka-Gold in Orange to give it a rust effect and then wrapped some burlap string in black around it. I then embellished the card with some flowers I made from ribbon and brads and some super cute tiny clothes pins from Kaisercraft.

Here are some close up pictures of my completed card.

Strong Strong

Thank you for looking, and I hope I inspired you to give it a try! Be sure to check out the CropStop Shop to find all the supplies to create this project and so much more!


About Nadine Carlier

Nadine has been scrapbooking for about 18 years now with 12 x 12 layouts and cards being her favorite things to create. Since becoming a stay at home mom four years ago after being a hairstylist for 20 years, she started scrapping full time to help keep her sanity! She describes her scrappy style as eclectic, but she also loves creating grungy like projects. She feels no project is complete unless it has some sort of mixed media on it, whether it be; color sprays, pastes, paint or anything that's messy.
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