Do you get stuck in a rut? You know, flowers, flowers, hearts, rainbows, flowers, more flowers and maybe a cute critter or two? Yep, me too! I’m often searching for ways to create masculine cards with what I have on hand, or looking to find ways to stretch my stamp sets to do more for me than I originally thought.

I created a super masculine card using a super feminine stamp set. It was a super fun challenge and I adore the outcome!

I dry embossed the Toolshed Embossing folder onto this dots paper from the Garland Stripes and Dots 6×6 but instead of using the embossed side, I used the debossed side. (the side that is pushed in instead of raised)

By using a watermark ink on the embossing folder I was able to apply ink to the debossed areas and then heat emboss this with silver embossing powder.

For my sentiment I wanted to create a “piece of metal” and I started by cutting a piece of the polished foil cardstock. That stuff is so shiny and I left a silly little clip in my video showcasing this card. You’ll have to check that out.

I started by heat embossing the background from the Celebrate Tile stamp set onto a strip of the polished foil cardstock using some gunmetal embossing powder. After that I heat embossed the sentiment over-top with black embossing powder. I kept adding layers of embossing powder to create “rust” and used a copper embossing powder to add “rust” spots. I finished the entire sentiment strip off with some Matte embossing powder. Over the shiny finish from the polished foil cardstock it created a hammered metal type finish with the depth. It really looks like metal!

I added a tiny sentiment strip with a coordinating sentiment. I stamped the sentiment on some kraft cardstock to keep with the more masculine feel of this card.

I’d love to know what you think of my design and of this super fun attempt at creating a masculine card from a feminine stamp set. And if you have any ideas on creative ways to use Celebrate Tile Stamp set. Please let me know in the comments below.

Also, if you’d like to see how my card came together, you can click on the video below.

Thank you so much for checking out my card today.

As I always say,

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