Everywhere I look lately, I see masculine cards with cogs on them. Whether that’s the background or the foreground doesn’t seem to matter, but cogs seem to be very popular at the moment. (Take a look at my Pinterest page for masculine cards and you’ll see what I mean.)
The card I’m showing you today features cogs. I got the inspiration for my card, from this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/185140234653817031/
As you’ll see, it’s quite a bit different, but it definitely inspired me. Here’s my card:
This card was extremely simple to make, and apart from using the distress inks (on the cogs) it was very quick to make.
I started off by embossing a brown sheet of cardstock. I bought the folder a long time ago, and this is only the second time I’ve used it. (Shows how many masculine cards I make!) Then I dabbed a little bit of distress stain here and there on the embossed card, and also used sandpaper on a couple of spots to make it more distressed looking. I then distressed around the outer edges of the topper card.
I cut a strip of black cardstock and stamped the greeting in gold ink.
I’d already inked up the cogs – which I cut using my Silhouette. I used a mixture of vintage-type colours as I wanted to achieve a vintage look. I used Vintage Photo distress stain, Aged Mahogony, and Tarnished Brass. (Sorry, I originally had Antiqued Bronze, but it’s actually Tarnished Brass.) I just dabbed them here and there until I was happy with the effect.
After gluing down my stamped black strip (after the cogs were totally dry), I added the topper card to my base cardstock. Then I added dimentionals to them, then placed on the card. I tried to place them as though each one made the other one turn.
That’s it. Like I said fairly quick and easy. I’ve since inked up a heap of cogs, ready to make more cards of this nature. That will make the process much quicker in the future.
As always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear! Thanks for stopping by!!