Hope everyone is having a great weekend. The weather is messing with us, isn't it? A little bit of sun, a tiny bit of snow, and cold! I guess I can deal with cold temperatures as long as the sun would shine. It just makes it feel better.
Friday was my dad's birthday and what better card to give then one made with Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gear Thinlit Dies. I was so excited to see the smile on his face when he opened it up. Of course, before he opened, he asked "did you make this?" He's so funny.
It was fun to create a masculine card and I need to play with the set more! Actually, the whole project suite. I did not get to use the Classic Garage metal embellishments on this one, nor the Black/Silver stripped metallic ribbon. I tried, but sometimes, it just does not work for me visually.
Anyways, sorry about the poor photography on this one. The Gear Die is all one piece and cut out of Silver Foil paper. The light reflection makes the foil paper look like two different colors. I cut the gears out of the silver mat piece! Paper server..... To help resist the 'bumps' from my cutting plates being pressed into the foil, I cover my project in plastic. I save the plastic that Stampin' Up! card stock comes in and cut it up into strips. You just have to make sure to smooth it out over your project before running through your Big Shot.
I really like the black and white tire paper from the Classic Garage 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack. I am so partial to black and white, but there are some fun colorful sheets that come in the stack. Make sure to check out my complete supply list below and check out the paper.
A little bit of coloring with Cherry Cobbler Blends markers, and Framelit dies from Classic Garage and this card came together nicely. Well, I had a bit of inspiration too from Carolyn King, an Australian Demonstrator.
I hardly ever decorate both insides of a card but I wanted to include more die cuts! So here is my inside. This shows the little nut trio stamp and you can see the oil spatter stamp better than on the front. So cute!
Oh.... and in case you were wondering, the Happy Birthday just happens to be from Sweetest Thing stamp set. I've included a link below.