February 7, 2019

Geared Up Garage with a Valentine Twist

Hello and good evening! I hope your Thursday was full of blessings beyond measure! Thanks for stopping by my blog this evening, I have some fun stuff to share with you in case you happened to miss out on our Facebook Live this past Sunday.
I am totally in love with the Geared Up Garage suite of product! This essentially masculine set can take on a feminine feel as well just by changing up colors and DSP; like in this card here:
Here, I colored the car with the Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends, using both the light and dark markers. I used the sentiment from the Meant to Be stamp set and for the "exhaust", I created a template using the swirly scribbles die, using the negative space (be sure to check out the video) and  Shimmery White embossing paste that I colored using Lovely Lipstick re-inker and "pipped" onto my template. 
This was a quick and easy card to make in spite of mixing and pipping embossing paste, and it was a lot of fun to make too.
Then, there is this fun card, that could be masculine as well as feminine in Lovely Lipstick.
I colored the car using the Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends duo and die cut it out using the coordinating die. I stamped the "floating hearts" from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Lovely Lipstick ink onto a piece of Whisper White die cut with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes dies. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White and punched it out using the 1 1/4" circle punch and layered everything onto a Lovely Lipstick card base with a piece of DSP from the All My Love designer series paper, cut 2" x 5 1/2". And to complete the look, I stamped the floating hearts onto a Whisper White medium envelope. 
Finally, I made a very masculine Valentine note card. Here, I started with one of our Whisper White note cards. These are awesome because they are pre-cut and scored and come with the envelopes all in one package, ready to decorate and stamp. I then cut a piece of the Classic Garage 6" x 6" DSP to 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" and adhered it down with a second piece of the DSP in Crushed Curry, 4 3/4" x 1". I wrapped a piece of the Black and Silver Metallic ribbon around and tied a knot.  
Then, I inked up the large gear die from the coordinating Garage Gears Thinlit Dies with Shaded Spruce ink and ran it through the Big Shot with Shaded Spruce cardstock that was backed with an adhesive sheet. This added a lot of extra detail to the die cut gears that you would otherwise not have. Finally, I wanted this to be a Valentine but the stamp was "Happy Fathers Day" and I loved the stamp. So, using my Basic Gray Stampin' Write marker, I inked up just the frame, leaving the sentiment un-inked, huffed and stamped the image onto Gray Granite cardstock. I then inked up the Happy Valentine sentiment from the Meant to Be stamp set in Basic Gray and stamped it in the center of the frame. I then die cut it with the coordinating die in the Garage Gears Thinlit Dies and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals. 
So, there you have it, 3 cards all made with the Geared Up Garage suite with a Valentine twist to them all. I hope this inspired you to take a look at your other favorite stamp sets and see how you might put a twist on them to stretch them beyond their "intended" purpose. 
Happy Stamping,
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