Hot Foil Life’s a Journey Masculine Birthday Card

I am having so much fun experimenting with different background dies I have using them with hot foil. I have done a lot on white cardstock and decided to give it a try with a dark cardstock. I love the look of silver on black and that combination using hot foil did not disappoint.

For this card I used Spellbinder’s Basic Lattice Impressibilities Die. I wanted to use it on a masculine card and pulled out the Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags die. This is a solid die that cuts out all the pieces you need to assemble a couple of cars. I cut it from black, red, and silver mirror cardstock and assembled the race car and the flags together to create this card.

I needed a sentiment that would go along with the car image and found something perfect from Unity Stamp’s For the Guys. It was stamped on a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed silver. It was cut down so size using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die. Since the car was red I added a red mat to the back of the sentiment.

To assemble the card I added foam tape behind the images and sentiment to make them pop on the card front and adhered them all using liquid glue. Before adhering to a black side folding cardbase I decided to mat the foiled background with red mirror cardstock. I love the way it turned out.


  • Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags
  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Spellbinders Basic Lattice
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Silver Hot Foil
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die
  • Paper Accents Red, Silver and Black Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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