Geared Up Garage/Garage Gears

Garage Gears Floating Frame Cards

Floating frame

Create two cards using the fun Floating Frames Technique!

This technique is easy to do using a common kitchen item, Press 'n Seal.

For these two cards, I used the retiring  Geared Up Garage Gears stamp set and coordinating Gears Die.

These items are great for creating those challenging masculine-themed cards!

They are available through May 3, 2021, or while supplies last.

Floating frame 1Card #1

Floating frame 2Card #2

I have created a step-by-step tutorial with color photos in a pdf format HERE.

I hope you will give this technique a try.

Please share as I'd love to see what you create!

Happy Stampin'!

Geared Up Garage Pearlized Background-Happy Father's Day

Garage Gears Tin Embossing Folder shimmery background

In the continuation of featuring retiring stamp sets and accessories, today's card uses Geared Up Garage and the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

Geared Up Garage, and the coordinating Garage Gears Dies, have been my go-to stamp set for making those sometimes hard to create masculine-themed cards.

For this card, I paired it with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and Pearlized Background Technique.

Create an easy pearlized, shimmery background using Frost White Shimmer Paint (retiring) and a Blending Brush.

This technique shimmers with any color of card stock, so the possibilities are endless!

Here's how:

  1. Pour a small amount of Frost White Shimmer Paint* on a palette.  I used a clear block as my palette.
  2.  Pick up the Shimmer Paint using a Blending Brush and swipe across Early Espresso card front.  Set aside to dry completely.
  3.  Emboss card front using die-cut machine and Tin Tile Embossing Folder.*  Attach to Early Espresso mat.  Attach to Basic White base.
  4.  Stamp greeting from Geared Up Garage* out  of Basic White card stock using Early Espresso ink.
  5. Cut out using die-cut machine and Garage Gears Die.*   Attach to card base to complete.  Be sure to clean the Blending Brush and clear block with water.

*Retiring Items available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

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March Fresh Ideas- Super Easy Pop-Up Cards for Easter

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for March will feature 3 super easy pop-up cards for Easter!

This is the first card which I created for our 1 year-old grandson.

He is a very busy guy who loves wheels, gears, and moving parts.

I knew I wanted to use the Garage Gear dies and metallic foil paper for his card.

That idea turned into a Steam Punk  design for a  non-traditional Easter card!

Ryan steam punk outsideSteam Punk Easter Pop-Up Card Closed

Ryan steam punk insideSteam Punk Easter Pop-Up Card Opened

 

My March Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy pop-up card technique.

The possibilities are endless with this easy pop-up pattern.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on March 16, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Also included are 2 video tutorials.

The first is a video tutorial on how to create the pop-up card base and mechanism.

The second is a video tutorial on how I put together the Steam Punk Easter card.

These video tutorials are exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from March 15-April 12, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

Happy Stampin'!

November Fresh Ideas-Retiform or Grid Technique

 

Retifrom

Sponge a grid pattern onto your card stock, then stamp images inside the grid sections.
 
The grid pattern doesn't need to be straight lines, so try creating different angles.
 
That's it!
 
The grid pattern possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Retiform or Grid Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on November 26, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on November 26 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Retiform in purple

Geared Up Garage retiform

 

 

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Metallic Gears Floating Frame Card

Metallic gearsMetallic Gears Floating Frame Card

I seem to be on a masculine-theme card kick.

Masculine cards always seem to be a little tricky in the designing.

This idea came to me after creating my Steam Punk Gears card HERE

The embossing technique is pretty much the same, although this card ended up being a Floating Frame card.

You know, the Floating Frame technique, which is all the rage?

Usually, you end up with two cards with the technique, but I actually didn't like how the first of the two turned out.  I learned from that card that you need a lot of pieces (whether it be gears, flowers, butterflies etc) to fill in the frame or it looks empty.  That was the case with the first card which I just tossed.

But, I did really like this second piece.

If you'd like instructions on how to create a Gears Floating Frame Card, please add your name to my mailing list.

I will send you a tutorial in a pdf format as a thank you.

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Here's how I created the metallic gears.

  1. Place the Garage Gears Dies on a piece of Champagne Foil paper and cut out using the Big Shot.  Again, for the Floating Frame technique, cut out more gears than you think you'll need.  You'll probably use all of them to fill in spaces.
  2. Sponge Cherry Cobbler ink over the die cuts.  Cover with clear embossing powder and heat emboss using a heat tool.
  3. Dip the edges of the pieces in Versamark and heat emboss using black and copper embossing powders.  Switch powders in different areas so you have a mix of the two colors.

That's it!

You'll have some interesting pieces with a burnished metal look for your masculine-theme projects.

I added the gears frame to a piece of Silver Foil paper which I had stamped and embossed the greeting using black embossing powder.  I added enamel dots to the centers of the gears as well as next to the greeting.

Garage Gears Dies

(coordinates with Geared Up Garage stamp set)

Gears

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Detailed with Love

Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Basic Black, Champagne and Silver Foil Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Garage Gears Dies, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, clear, black, and copper embossing powders, Adhesive Strips for the Floating Frame, enamel dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

May Fresh Card Making Idea-Floating Frame Cards

Floating frameGarage Gears Floating Frame Cards

Daisy Floating FrameDaisy Delight Floating Frame Cards

Floating Frame Cards are all the rage.

The embellishments seem to be floating to create a frame on the card.

They are really pretty simple to create using die cuts or punched pieces along with press 'n seal found in your local grocery store.

Plus, you get 2 cards using this technique!

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My May Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Floating Frame Technique.

The tutorial will feature two designs, one made using the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, the other using the Daisy Punch.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on May 21, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on May 19 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!