Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cogs


When I went to the craft fair last Sunday we were looking at dies at one stall and my friend was saying how she liked the cogs. I said they were a good size for cards compared with the large cogs original sizzix die. This is what my friend does make me look at something I would of past by giving it a second look and end up buying them.

I'm so glad I picked them up and though I hadn't planned to use them straight away I decided to use some gold, silver and copper paper to cut them out which means they look like metal so I could enter the Less is More challenge. Just in case the paper metal doesn't cut it the brads in the centres are metal.

The Off the Grid stamp that Nikki used at another friends Stampin Up party would have looked great on this card but I had to make do with these grungy stamps. (don't worry the Off the Grid has been ordered).
I always feel guilty about CAS this one is included the only part that took a long time was moving the cogs around till I was happy.

38 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Nothing to feel guilty about Debby its a fabulous card! Susan x

Craft-E-Place said...

Great card. I love cogs they add great shapes to a card.
Elaine

brenda said...

Only you could make cogs look fabulous Debby, great artwork.

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love tg cos and such a great card for a male

Anne

Kathlene said...

You have such an eye for balance and composition, Debby...even with as clean and simple as this card is. It's a fantastic card. Hugs, Kathy

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love cogs and this composition is fabulous, I love it. I also love Audrey below, fab colours and layout x

Åse-May said...

Love it Debby....:)

heidy said...

Fab card Debby!!!
XXX Heidy

♥Gemma♥ said...

Fantastic card Debby and loving the cogs!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Beryl said...

Oh wow - thanks for this brilliant card Debby. I so wanted those cog dies - bought them and have hardly used them for want of inspiration.
This is it. I thank you again.
Beryl xx

Sarn said...

Hi Debby . . . well this is certainly a different style for you, but one that you have TOTALLY ROCKED. I LOVE this CAS card. The line stamp from Gorgeous Grunge goes perfectly with those brilliant cogs. I can't wait to see what you make using the Off The Grid stamp when it arrives (I have that one too!).

Could you give me details of the cog die please?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Irene said...

Debby, your card is brilliant, a brilliant MALE card.
luv
irene
xxxx

rachel said...

super card debby - so simple yet so stylish xx

Sarah said...

I get entirely where you are coming from. CAS always seems like a cop out to me too and often involves a lot of faffing around getting the layout right!! However, you have done a fabulous job and it's perfect for a lad xx

Tracey said...

I am loving this Debby! Perfect CAS card!! xx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!

Pauline said...

Great masculine card, love this! Hugs

Pat said...

This is a lovely CAS card Debby. The cogs look great with the grunge stamp background and make a fantastic male card. x

Sarah-Jane said...

I totally love this card Debby, I've just added cogs to my dies wish list!
Sarah-Jane x

Sue said...

Wonderful card, a really fantastic design.
hugs Sue xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Stunning design, the cogs look so effective!
Rebecca.

Becky said...

What a creative CAS card! Just awesome girl. :)

Planetsusie said...

This is a wonderful CAS card Debby - I really like the simple style with the cogs. Just fabulous.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous CAS card Debby..perfect for a male..

luv CHRISSYxx

Carol S. said...

Absolutely brilliant Debby. Simple but stunning. hugs, Carol S.xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

I'm the same about CAS cards.

Pia S said...

Fab masculine CAS design, love the size of these cogs, great metallic look!

Linda said...

Fabulous card...... the cogs look great and I love the grungy background. xx

Cheryl W. said...

Your card is great, Debby - a perfect masculine card and so different for you. I think you could make those cogs look even more like real metal by putting them face-down on a Versamark ink pad, then heat embossing them with metallic embossing powder. I bet they'd look really cool that way, too!

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant cas card. Love the cogs
Lorraine x

Peggy said...

Fantastic card!

scrappymo! said...

Another fabulous masculine card! I would have had to buy those cogs too and the background stamp is fab too.

Chrissie said...

Brilliant Debby!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Melodie said...

Fabolous card!!!!!
Hugs
Melodie

Viv said...

Great card Debby, I have been looking at cog dies too...good for those difficult male cards I think also ;) Viv xx

Anne said...

This is fab Debby, great masculine as well as metal card
Sorry to be so late visiting, thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
Anne
Guest LIM commenter :)

Brigitte said...

WOW!!!! I LOVE it!!! It's so original and the CAS is perfect with those little gears Hugs, Brigitte