Greeting! Today I am SO excited to unveil my Design Team inspiration for the March Card challenge over at Scrap The Boys. Please grab your favorite beverage and take a few minutes to visit their blog to get some inspiration for this months challenge. There is a fabulous prize, so please consider joining in on the fun by linking your masculine card that the sketch inspires in you! Click Here to get there 🙂
I began by stamping one of the images from my Close To My Heart, A Thing Well Done set in Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto kraft cardstock and then die cutting it with my stitched circle die. I die cut a larger stitched circle in a dark brown to mat the image. While I had the eBosser going, I die cut some cogs (sorry I do not know the maker of the dies) and the word CONGRATS from Tim Holtz Celebrate Sizzix Thinlet Block Words. I cut that out of two coordinating Core’dinations Distressed papers that I had in my stash. I now have the negative of this inlay for another card, BONUS!
I inked the cogs in Walnut and Tea Dye Distress Inks to make them look rusty and well…distressed. 😉 I used Moda Scrap Manly Man paper as the cards background, mounted that onto the same dark brown cardstock I used for the large mat circle and wound some twine around the bottom before adhering it to the cream card base. I added all the elements, stamped the inside with “The reward of a thing well done is to have done it” a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. I thought that was quite appropriate for a retirement card for a friend of the family.
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