Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with instructions on how to make an absolutely awesome card using gears and stars. My favorite card sketches offer placement for flowers. To use such a sketch for a gentleman's card apply gears or stars as your go to shape.
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When using a gear the shape can be punched into the base of the card. Back it with a contrasting color and the card design begins to take shape immediately. Here the 4.5x6.5" top layer is cut from Blue Robin Glitter cardstock. The 5x7" contrasting under layer is the reverse of Witch Accessories Glitter cardstock.
These gears are punched with Kreaxions Punch #902 which can be purchased from Just Imagine Crafts. They work for a steampunk style as well. To add to this theme fussy cut a trellis or other wrought iron shape. If the design is overly involved cut portions with a craft knife and leave the rest.
For this card I used a Horse tag from the Cowboy Sticker sheet. I also punched stars, circles, and gears from the Witch Accessories Glitter cardstock and the Getaway Stripe cardstock.
As a final touch I added Amber Dew Drops to the centers of the gears.
ScraPerfect has adhesive and tools that are very effective with these type of embellishments. The Dew Drops adhere easily with the Best Glue Ever. It's a breeze to add drops of glue to the thin portions of the gears by attaching a No Clog Writing Cap to the glue.
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.