I made this masculine birthday card for my father-in-law's birthday. My husband and I have an agreement when it comes to cards for his side of the family: I will make them, but he has to give me something to work with (theme, colors, image...). For this one he said an old-fashioned wheel.
I found this Tim Holtz stamp in my stash and thought it would work perfectly. I'm not sure if it is old wheels or gears, but I think it just works! It is from the Time Travelers set. I used my MISTI to stamp the image four times to cover my grey card stock. I used a mask to make sure the image stayed clean and clear.
The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and it folds at the top. The black mat is 3"x4 1/4" and the dark grey card stock is 2 3/4"x4 1/4." I inked around the edges of the card base with some pumice stone Distress Ink to give it a more weathered look. I also distressed and inked the edges of the grey card stock.