Gear Up for a Great Birthday

I recently purchased Stampers Anonymous Gears. It comes with individual gears, but also this great corner piece. I swiped VersaFine Onyx Black Ink onto some cardstock for a streaky black look and then added Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder several times. It gives a great metal looking finish.

I used the same technique for the die cut sentiments from Penny Black, but I didn’t have the right secondary sentiment to go along with the theme of the card, so I printed it with my laser printer and then added clear embossing powder.

I didn’t want a stark white background for this card so I pulled out this soft Smoke Grey Cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered it to a back cardbase.


  • Stampers Anonymous Gears Dies
  • Penny Black Birthday Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Smoke Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black and 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder
  • Silly Winks Stick Back Black Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Stampers Anonymous Stamptember Holiday Card

I purchase this stamp set with my Christmas card in mind.  I really like how it turned out, but my husband thought it was a little difficult to read the sentiment, so I created four different cards for use to choose from that I will highlight in individual posts.00281a00281w

This is a very simple card and would be easy to mass produce.  I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the rectangle in my MISTI and stamped the tree from Stampers Anonymous Stamptember Holiday with VersaMark Ink.  The image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Next a rectangle from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and both were adhered with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image, then it was adhered to a top folding A2 card from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I think the white and gold create a very elegant looking card.


  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampers Anonymous Stamptember Holiday
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive