Making a card or project for a man is always a challenge but with Karen's new Clock and Gears accessory die set I was able to breeze right through this one.
Thank you Karen!
Thank you Karen!
I used the Spiral Circle Pull Card for the base of the card, it's so fast and easy to get a great effect. I just love the built in tabs to keep the card closed, all made with one pass through the die cutting machine.
Here's how I did it!
I selected my paper - I only needed four different ones for this card. I used black for the base and clock hands and a couple of gears, a pattered piece for the side panels and some beautiful copper for the clock and gears.
I cut out the card body by placing the alignment nibs on the center fold and then ran it through my machine. I wanted my finished card to measure 6 X 6 so cut my black paper 6 X 9.
From the patterned paper I cut 2 side panels, the size can very according to what you wish to do. I like to edge my panels so used some Vintage Photo DI.
I attached the panels to the card and then rounded the corners. I used my electronic cutter to make the panels, one that says "Happy Birthday" and the other that says "You're not old - You're Vintage". For this I used some manila paper.
After cutting the clock face, I decided to scatter the numbers all around the card for some added interest. I then cut out a few gears and began to assemble. I used my Xyron X machine to add the adhesive to the numbers.
At this point I decided that I could use a couple more gears so cut two more for the inside of the card.
Such a fast and fun way to make a card that looks harder than it is to make.
Have a great week.