Gearing Up for Retirement

Hi there! I hope everyone is doing well, and continuing to stay safe and healthy 🙂 This card is out of the ordinary for me in a couple of ways… colored image, and masculine! I had to make a quick retirement card for work, the recipient being a “tinkerer”, and very mechanically inclined. I die cut a gear border, and a few single gears, from metallic card, then stamped and embossed the sentiment. I sprinkled a bit of chunky embossing powder for a bit of texture in the blank space. A mirror card mat, and the outside was done. I carried out the theme on the inside, with a sentiment, matting, and die cuts 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

DL Art – June ATG Linky Challenge

Simon Wednesday Challenge – Something Metallic

Dragonfly Dreams Challenge – Make It Masculine

Double Trouble – Gear It Up for the Guys

Use Your Stuff – #399 Masculine or Father’s Day…Double Trouble Collab


  1. Susan – you created a great card! Not only the gears features, but adding the chunky embossing to the background! Clever idea!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

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