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Saturday, 13 June 2015

Cogs and Gears - Craft Barn Weekly Challenge

Whilst browsing Pinterest recently I found this card and as I needed to make another masculine card I decided to create my own version. Is that a case or a cardlift? I'm never too sure.
The background was made by running the edge of an old credit card into some ink. The card has a hammered finish which helped give the lines a slightly grungy look. I then cut some gears from an X cut set in gold, silver and copper. What's the difference between a cog and a gear? Apparently cogs are the teeth of a gear. If it's a gear run by some sort of belt (like a cycle chain) it's called a sprocket. Who knew cardmaking could be so educational? Having arranged them to my satisfaction I stuck them down and added matching brads. The text is from a Winnie & Walter set.
I am entering this as my second entry into the Craft Barn weekly challenge entitled 'for the man in your life'.


  1. Can't help you with the glossary but as you say crafting is so educational! Keep telling your man that...

  2. Great card - I love anything with a bit of steampunkishness about it!

  3. Love the lines as background and you can't beat a free tool for making them!

  4. This is very Clean and Simple, love it! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  5. A fab card for a man & would also make a good fathers dad card as well

  6. I do like the clean and simple look of your card. Love the way you have created the background lines.


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