I know it was a few weekends ago, but for Father’s Day I made this card using the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and co-ordinating Garage Gears Dies.
It’s one of those stamp sets that I saw in the previous catalogue and wasn’t sure about. But when I found out it was carrying over, I took the plunge and purchased the bundle.
My main colours are Sahara Sand, Night of Navy and Balmy Blue for the layers and stamping.
I then went to town with the colouring of the cogs as they were Sahara Sand to begin with!
Sponge Daubers, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze made the rusty look.
Once I was happy, I ran a Versamark Inkpad over the top, not worrying if I missed bits. I then sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over it set with a Heat Tool.
The finishing touch was the circle cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies and a strip of Copper Trim. I was pleased at how close to the colour of the trim I had manage to make my cogs.
With a change of sentiment, of which there are several in the Stamp Set, it would be great for any occasion.
I’m pleased to say that both recipients were extremely happy with their cards.
If you find it difficult making more ‘male-type’ cards, then why not book your place on my September Mostly Men Papercrafting Class.
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