All supplies used in this project are linked below.

This is another project for which I’ve partnered with Spellbinders Paper Arts. As part of their Floral Reflection release, they’ve created this Tile Reflection 3D embossing folder. The project was to use this embossing folder in a project with other current Spellbinders dies, so check out my creation below!

The same week I was creating this project, I received an order for custom "masculine-ish" Christmas cards. I chose to use the Tile Reflection 3D Embossing folder on these and ended up with this gorgeous moody card I think my customer is going to love!

For this project, I decided to use the Shapeabilities Joy Etched Dies, released in 2019. While this is quite floral, I felt that the combination of the Tile Reflection Embossing folder and dark cardstock colors would bring in the masculine feel. I also knew I was going to die cut the JOY letters out of buffalo plaid cardstock. The first drafts of these cards included yellows, reds and blacks. They looked great, and I definitely plan to use those scraps. But my customer and I both really wanted to try a blue and silver combo. I had been avoiding trying this because I didn’t have any blue buffalo plaid cardstock, so I had to get creative.

I grabbed some royal blue cardstock and a plaid embossing folder. There are many out there, but mine is Park Lane. I ran my black ink pad over the raised parts of the embossing folder itself, and folded it down onto the royal blue cardstock, then ran it through my Spellbinders machine. The result was a great looking plaid that could easily be die cut for the JOY letters.

With the plaid taken care of, it was time to assemble the rest of the card. I used a beautiful navy cardstock from The Paper Source as a background, and used the Tile Reflections 3D embossing folder with my Spellbinders Die Cutting machine.

When using a 3D embossing folder with the Spellbinders Die Cutting machine, you do need to purchase their universal plate system for best results. It’s also recommended to spritz a little water on the cardstock before running it through the machine.

The Tile Reflection folder created a beautiful background on its own, and I did not feel I needed to add any sparkle or shimmer. It was just a finished look!

I used silver glitter paper for the floral outline of the Joy Etched Die, and ran it through my machine twice. The silver glitter paper doesn’t want to let go, so you have to be careful when separating the cut shape from the rest of the paper.

There are some cute additional dies in the Shapeabilities set, such as a poinsettia flower, holly leaves, berries, etc, but I wanted to try keeping it very simple, with minimal additional color. Instead of adding holly leaves using the die cuts, I chose to use Confetti Sparkle Elements in Lemon Grass. I brushed on a little bit of clear tacky glue and adhered the confetti directly to the silver holly leaf outlines that are part of the floral outline. I also added some blue body jewels to the center of the silver poinsettia outlines.

My customer requested that the card simply be front and back, no folding, so I cut the background down to 4” x 5.25” and adhered it to a piece of silver glitter cardstock, then adhered that to a piece of white cardstock, cut to 4.25” x 5.5”.

Let me know what you think about this card ! If you’d like to see the video where I made this card, please visit my youtube channel.

If you'd like to order one of these Tile Reflection Joy cards, you can find them in my shop!

If you are interested in making cards similar to these and wish to know which products I used, here are the links to the exact products. I make a small commission on any purchases made using my links.