If you have a petrol head or car enthusiast in your family, then the Classic Garage Suite on page 43 of the Occasions Catalogue is perfect for you!  Here's a masculine birthday card design that uses the Geared Up Garage stamp set, coordinating Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, the Classic Garage Metal Elements, and gorgeous Black/Silver Striped Ribbon...

Geared Up Garage Floating Frame Masculine Birthday Card

Bundles: Geared Up Garage Stamp Set + Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (cling: 150610).  Ink: Smoky Slate (147113), Tuxedo Black Memento (132708).  Card/Paper: Smoky Slate (131291), Basic Gray, Tranquil Tide, and Crushed Curry (Classic Garage Cardstock Pack: 148484), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon (148486), Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine (141682), Classic Garage Metal Elements (148485), Metallics Sequin Assortment (144214).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (148551), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).  Other: Glad® Press 'N' Seal® Cling Film.

Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp Set + Garage Gears Thinlits Dies Bundle
Geared Up Garage Stamp Set + Garage Gears Thinlits Dies Bundle (cling: 150610) - $101.50

Classic Garage Metal Elements
Classic Garage Metal Elements (148485) - $14.75
16 silver metallic embellishments: 8 each of 2 designs

Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon
Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon (148486) - $14.75
9.1 m

This card has a fun technique by Jennifer McGuire, which is a floating frame of die-cut gears.  Here's a quick outline on how to create such a frame...

  1. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock the same size as the front of your card.
  2. Die-cut multiple images.  I have used the gears die from the Garage Gears Thinlits in Tranquil Tide, Basic Gray, and Crushed Curry card stock.  You could use stamped and die-cut images too.
  3. Lay all the die-cut images over the Whisper White card stock, but do not adhere.  Cover as much of the card stock as you can without the die-cut pieces overlapping.
  4. Take a piece of Glad® Press 'N' Seal® Cling Film and lay it over the die-cut images.  One side of the Glad Press 'N' Seal is slightly sticky, similar to the temporary adhesive of a Post-it® Note.  Lightly press down the cling film to hold the layout.
  5. Turn over the Whisper White card stock and trim off the excess that is hanging over the edges.
  6. Die-cut a rectangle from the middle of the Whisper White card stock to create a frame.  The die will cut through the Press 'N' Seal and the die-cuts, but it will all be held in place.
  7. Remove the Whisper White card stock and apply Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of all the die-cut pieces.  Remove the backings from the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and adhere the frame to the front of your card.
  8. Gently remove the Press 'N' Seal from the front of the die-cuts, leaving behind a floating frame!

Geared Up Garage Floating Frame Masculine Birthday Card

I've finished this card with some metallic sequins for a bit of bling and to fill in any holes in the frame, pulling it all together.

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