This is for a masculine birthday. Started with Kraft cardstock as the base. I then used white card stock and ran it through the cuttlebug using a 'gears' embossing folder. I blended distressed inks over it using Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain. I found a nice piece of matching paper from DCWV. I cut a large gear out with my Circut and stamped the clock image (Tim Holtz) on that. I then coated the entire gear after stamping with clear embossing powder to give it some texture and shine (which I have to say came out awesome)
On the one card I tied string and put the flag under the clock ... on the other I added a flag using a brass brad.
Here is a close up
I would like to add these to the following challenges if I may.
CASology : Spins (clock)
Try Stamping Tuesday: Sketch #260
Shopping our Stash: White out. No white paper
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
Thank you very much!