Man Card

Masculine stamps and accessories can be difficult to find.  As the mom of two teenage boys I jump at most any product I find that I can use on cards for them and their friends.   When I saw the gears stencil at My Favorite Things I knew I had to have it for my son's upcoming 19th <gasp> birthday card.  It matches perfectly with the mini gears (by Tim Holtz), I have been hoarding.    I don't know why I have been hoarding thess little goodies, because they are still available for purchase, but now that I opened the pack I've already used half of them!  Time to order more.  ;)

To create this card I sponged the background, then used the stencil to apply silver embossing paste.  Did you know embossing paste comes in more than white & clear?  After it was dry I cut it out with my stitched rectangle die and sponged the edges to give the card a more distressed look.

Stamps: Celebrate (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass (Distress); Early Espresso (Stampin' UP!)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Copper Foil Paper (???)
Accessories: Gears Stencil (My Favorite Things); Mini Gears (Tim Holtz); Happy Die (SSS); Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil Inker Designs); Metallic Silver Embossing Paste (Dream Weavers)
Stencil MPD Gears

p.s.  Check out what I found at Ellen Hutson... another set of gears by Tim Holtz called Sprocket Gears!  Oh yes, they have been added to my cart.  ;)  Hubby's birthday is just around the corner.  :)

Sprocket Gears (Tim Holtz)


Carol Held said...

This card is the ultimate masculine card. I just love the colour choices, and the added crank thingy from T H. I have a so many of these that I hoard as well.....That is what we craft peeps call..."hiding stuff for a rainy day", but it never seems to rain in my craft room, so I keep hoarding stuff...hahaha Your cards are always amazing Heather. I get inspired every time I see your work.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that great silver embossing paste! Really pretty with the blue inking.