Sunday, July 10, 2011

Got Hardware??

I may have gone a tad overboard with hardware on this card, but whenever I pull these sprocket dies out, my brain just takes me to all the metal in my stash. This card is for Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #63 to use a die cut as a background mat. I chose the top note die to use as my mat, and after I cut it, I embossed it with the Clockworks ef. The sprockets were all die cut with scraps of colorful card stock, and the white card stock was stamped with the retired flannel backgrounder stamp using Desert Sand ink. The sentiment is by MFP and cut with a ticket punch. A scrap of turquoise twill was used on the doo-dad on the sentiment panel. There's no doubt that this is a masculine card, so I'm also entering this into Sandy's blogaversary challenge to share our masculine/unisex cards.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're enjoying your day!

Carol

17 comments:

Linda said...

I love you cards and that gear embossing is so cool! Super duper card!

Marlene said...

Oh gears! LOVE it! I have that embossing folder and have never used it. You've done a fabulous job.

Cherie said...

Carol, I'm so jealous that you have the gears and clock works ef. They make a really cool card. Love it.

Sue from Oregon said...

This is very cool!!!!

Judy Hayes said...

Nice Sprightly Sprockets card!

Shannon White said...

Miss Carol, I LOVE this! 8-) Very Cool! I have the embossing folder but not the sprockets dies.. need to find them.. This is a Fabulous Man Card! Love it 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Wendy said...

Oh so awesome, Carol! Love those sprockets and the variety of colors that go so well with the embossed background! WOWzers! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Over the top fantastic, Carol!

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great masculine birthday card! And I don't think you went overboard with the embellies! I love it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Benzi said...

Wow! Carol, what a super, masculine creation. I love those sprocket dies. Good way to use that top note die, too. You really rose to the challenges with this one.

LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole, this is one of the best & coolest cards you've ever done! LOVE it! I have never seen those dies OR embossing folder!

Joanne (jojot) said...

loving the 'hardware'.....fabbo

Elise said...

OoooooowwwwwEEEEeeeeee! This is a MIGHTY fine piece of fabulosity! I love manish cards and NEVER seem to have them on hand, when needed! Next time - I'm coming over here and SCRAPLIFTING from YOU! This is outstanding!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How fun is this card. Wow, it reminds me of George Jetson working in the sprocket factory...lol It is so cool and very intriguing. Love it. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy's Friends Challenge. It's a pleasure to see your work. Hope you can join us next week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Neat! I love how you echoed the cogs and wheels motifs with the embossing folder, too. THanks for sharing your creation with Speedy's Friends!

Lori said...

Such a cool card!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SO COOL!!! I love the gears!