I hate to say it, but it's sometimes hard to find good masculine stamps and accessories. The Classic Garage Suite has it all. Here's my card showing a few items in the suite.
This card is for a dad, but you could of course change the sentiment if you wish. The Geared Up Garage stamp set along with the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies make a great bundle. But there is more. Stay tuned!
Start with a Thick Whisper White base that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score this at 4 1/4 and fold. The Basic Black layer is 3 3/4 x 5.
The next layer is Tranquil Tide cut to 3 5/8 x 4 7/8. Stamp over this layer with the car stamp and the smudge stamp. Stamp off. Do this in Basic Gray. Add a strip of the Classic Garage 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper that is 1 x 4 7/8. You just have to see all the great designs in this paper! Add a length of the Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon across the patterned paper. You will need a couple more pieces of ribbon that are about 2 1/2 inches long to make an X behind the sentiment.
Stamp the Best Dad on Whisper White in Tranquil Tide. Cut this out with the thinlit that has the wings on the side. Cut all of that out again with the same die on Basic Gray. Put the Tranquil Tide sign inside the gray outside and tape together on the back. Add with dimensionals.
One of the best parts of the Garage Gears Thinlits is the gears. Cut them out in Basic Black and add to the outside of the card. More will go on the inside. Use Solid Black Baker's Twine to tie on the key. I do have a glue dot behind the key to hole it in place. The Classic Garage Metal Elements have keys and wrenches.
For the inside of the card, the gears and a saying are all you need. It's all from this suite!
This card was a lot of fun to make. I loved having all the supplies to make it special!
This teaser shows the stamp sets used in our tutorial. It is wonderful! You can get this tutorial for FREE from me by making a $50 purchase. Please use the Host Code KE3QNAD7. Once I receive notice of your order, I'll email the tutorial to you. You'll be ready to make these fantastic cards. Even if you don't have a stamp set, you can substitute sets you have. Or you could just order them! There's one more way you can get this tutorial. You can purchase it for only $15 US. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are interested. I'll send you a Paypal invoice. Once paid, I'll email the tutorial to you. This will be done within 48 hours, but probably much quicker!