6 April 2022

The Male Room Craft Challenge #161

Hello there! 

What have we got for you this month at The Male Room? Dry embossing!

Now, I found this challenge, well, a challenge! I don't use embossing folders often because I'm just never sure what to do with the embossed card once I have it! I find it quite hard to incorporate an embossed piece into my layout but as usual, I enjoyed being out of my comfort zone and I don't think my card is all too shabby! 

Here I have used a stamp set and embossing folder that came with a popular craft magazine. I thought the herbs would be good for a male recipient who likes cooking. I stamped the herbs onto white card in two different shades of green. I then selected card that best matched the green inks and embossed these with the small folder. I always find that card rips when embossed so I spritzed it with water first to help the fibres stretch and avoid tearing. I made a card base out of a third colour of green and stamped the herb names in matching ink to give a little more interest to the 'empty' areas.

Now I know you are all going to amaze me with your use of embossing folders so head on over to The Male Room blog and join in the fun. Be sure to check out all the other amazing projects by our very talented Design Team. 

Much love

Steph x


  1. Cracking male cards with the embossing folders, and a great choice of folder too


  2. Definitely NOT shabby, a Great design and card methinks.
    Faith x

  3. Steph, I like your choice of embossed background for your card. Spritzing is a great idea to help the embossing appear deeper and more crisp. I have also found that using a thin layer of plastic (like the air bags that come in craft shipments, after they have been deflated, works well, too). Love your herbs idea!! -Donna