Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Distressed Embossing

Today I have a masculine card to share. My favourite look for masculine cards is a distress oxide ink background with a bold word die. I added lots of distressed detail to this otherwise simple card.

I began by inking my card panel with distress oxide inks in black soot, faded jeans, and hickory smoke.

I let the panel dry for some time, before layering the Altenew Square Weave stencil over it and covering with embossing ink. I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The embossing doesn’t have to be perfect as it acts to the look if some areas are missed.

To get a more grungy distressed look to the card, I then flicked the panel first with water, then with pewter perfect pearls, and finally with white acrylic paint.

I adhered the panel to my card base, then worked on the sentiment. I die cut the MFT Wish dienamic, layering three black card die cuts and topping with a silver glitter die cut. I also die cut the flame from gold glitter card to make it stand out.

Have a lovely day,

Altenew Square Weave Stencil

MFT Wish dienamic


  1. Beautiful card. Lovely background with the bold for cut on top. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧


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