I love sketches like this so my mind was whirring! Eventually I settled on this card for my father's upcoming 86th birthday.
He'll get a laugh out of the sentiment - not sure how my three sisters will feel though 😃 This has actually photographed darker than it should. The cogs are dark gray stacked and slightly offset onto black to form a shadow. These are 5 layers deep. Once I was finished layering (thank God for spray adhesive!), I put them to one side and worked on the rest of my card. I embossed two separate sentiments from two different stamp sets onto a strip of black cardstock with Platinum embossing powder.
I then added a strip of Scor-Tape and burnished on some gilding flakes. I like that they give an imperfect finish - just right for a masculine card, I think!
Thanks for visiting! The design team have some gorgeous cards using this sketch, so I hope you'll check them out.
I'm linking this up to the DIY challenge at The Male Room - the cogs put me in mind of a workshop - and also the Southern Girls Challenge, who are looking for projects for or about someone special. Well, my dad is pretty special to me 💕
Stamps: All About Dad, More Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Cardstock: White, Black Licorice, Steel Gray (MFT)
Dies: Steampunk Corner (Memory Box)
Accessories: Platinum EP (Ranger), Nuvo Gilding Flakes