"Giving the Gears" is what I have decided to call my card this week for Cardabilities. I first thought of all the different stamp sets that I could use for a flower embellishment like the sketch, but then I needed a masculine card and bingo the gears came to me.
I started with a 2" strip of tin foil and adhered it to the card front. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Gear Embossing Folder and shims on both sides of the CS to avoid embossing the other sections of the CS. Then a simple frame was cut out of Black CS and adhered directly to the tin foil. A series of cogs were punched out and sponged. In order to give dimension to the cogs I used small strips of foam and inked the sides with black so that they would not be noticed when the card was seen from the side.
You can see from the picture on the left the tin foil embossed without any tearing. I would highly recommend using this for any "metal" look when you don't have regular tin, plus it is safer (no cuts or scratches).
I hope you like what I have come up with. Hop on over to Cardabilities now and see what the other Designers have in store for you. Don't forget to give the sketch a try. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
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