Faux Metal Leaves for Father’s Day

Faux Metal Leaves for Father’s Day


(inside: wishing you the wonderful day you deserve)

In my family, late spring/summer is the start of a busy “masculine card season” so I thought I’d better start playing with some Father’s Day and masculine birthday card designs!

The leafy branches were made with the “Fresh Foliage” die from Memory Box and Prima Marketing “Brown Rust” Rust Effect Paste.  I dabbed the paste on my die cut after it was cut from plain white card stock, and it dried with a gritty, “rusty metal” finish.

The greeting is from the “Masculine Tags” stamp set (retired?) from Gina K Designs.  I also used the “French Script” and “Linen” background stamps from Stampin’ Up (both retired?) for the two small panels behind the leaves.  The inside stamp is an unmarked wood-mount rubber stamp.  All the stamping and inking was done with Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate ink.

I used the “Subtle” 3D embossing folder from Stampin’ Up for the larger cream panel.  (It is recommended that you use Stampin’ Up’s 3D Embossing Folder Plate with their 3D folders.)

The darker card stock all came from the “Nostalgia” paper pack, and the heavyweight ivory card stock came from the “Coffee and Cream” pack – both from Recollections/Michaels.

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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7 thoughts on “Faux Metal Leaves for Father’s Day

  1. Great masculine card here. I love the texture and the layers making the design very interesting. The rust effect on the leaves is very apparent.


  2. Love the die cut leaves and the rust effect your achieved on them. The layers of cardstock and your treatment of each pulls the whole card together.


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