Good Morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “For the Boys/Men” and it’s perfect with Father’s Day just around the corner! So I made a Father’s Day card to share using the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage cling stamp set and coordinating Garage Gears Dies. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
Here’s a wonderfully messy Father’s Day Card for the muscle car lover:
I was inspired by the sketch at TGIF Challenges – #TGIFC263 for the layout:
I started by using the oil splotch stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage cling stamp set to stamp all over the front of a Gray Granite card base using Basic Gray ink, only re-inking my stamp occasionally. I embossed a square of Basic Gray card stock with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder. I adhered the embossed panel to toe card front with multipurpose liquid glue.
I cut out several of the gear dies from Basic Gray card stock – 2 large die clusters, a small gear cluster for the inside and a large single gear die. I used a sponge dauber to dab VersaMark Ink on portions of the gears. I sprinkled silver embossing powder on the inked areas and shook off the excess. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny. I repeated the process with copper embossing powder, overlapping the silver in some places and leaving some places without embossing. It make the gears look really cool and kind of rusty! I adhered the gears to a Crumb Cake panel and trimmed the ends. I adhered the panel to the card base with multipurpose liquid glue.
I cut the wing die cut from the Garage Gear Dies from Silver Foil. I cut the large backing from Basic Gray and adhered the silver wings on top. I stamped the Best Dad sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the wing die. I adhered it to the middle of the label. I stamped the car from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock and colored it with Smoky Slate, Real Red and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I added the label to the card front with dimensionals.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the Happy Father’s Day stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered the small embossed gears to the top corner and ran a Basic Gray strip through the Brick and Mortar embossing folder before adhering it to the the bottom. I adhered the decorated panel to the inside of the card.
The result is a great Father’s Day Card for the Best Dad who likes to get messy playing with their cars!
On with the Hop! Be sure to check out all the other projects made by our talented team. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Julie Johnston’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Connie Troyer created.
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- Mary Deatherage
- Karen Ksenzakovic
- Sue Prather
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Leslie Larkin
- Karen Finkle
- Connie Troyer
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Julie Johnston
- Terry Lynn Bright
- Amy Koenders
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
- Crumb Cake – 2-1/4″ x 4″ (Gear background)
- Basic Gray – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (embossed panel) 5-1/2″ x 4″ (die cuts), 1/2″ x 4 (inside embossed trim)
- Silver Foil – 1-1/4″ x 4″
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 1-3/4″ (label)
- Thick Whisper White – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut car)
16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Father’s Day Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop”
Manly card, for sure. Like what you did with the gears, Akiko.
Great card for the gearhead! Love the way you did the gears. Very creative. I would never have thought to do that. One question: you said you used Gray granite for the cardbase, and the embossed panel is also Gray Granite? They look like 2 different colors to me. Just wondering. I may have to CASe this one!
Thank you! Need to double check my post. LOL. You are correct – the embossed panel is the darker Basic Gray card stock.
Awesome card Akiko 🙂 Love all the different elements you used. Perfection
That is awesome Akiko! The embossed gears are perfect, great design! 🙂
Great car card for a car lover. I really like that embossed layer and the gears – really add the perfect additional…vrrrooom….to your card! 🙂
Wow! I want that red car!! Your technique on the gears is genius!
Your red card really pops on those wonderful gears! Love it. TFS.
What a great card – those gears are wonderfully done, adds lots of manly appeal :o)
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