Tuesday 8 June 2010

Gears over the edge

If you want to thank anyone for this card, that would be Jackie Hukstepp from The Glitter Pot. I mean the idea of the card is mine, an off the edge element combined with the shaped card made out of two identical die cut pieces.

No, it is not that that you have to thank Jackie. It is the use of the Gadget Gears, which is one of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies. I mean, I saw it at Stitches, I saw it on the web, I saw it on the Sizzix catalogue, I saw it hanging on The Glitter Pot walls and no creative reaction from me. Then Jackie came by my table to enquire about something and commented how great those elements were and I was like Really? And all suddenly all this ideas came to my mind, you know those cards that I really like to make, like Gap cards, Suspension cards and, of course, case in point, Over-the-edge cards.

They are fun, perfect size, ideal for making cards for men using the gears as a substitute for flowers that you would use for a card for a woman.


Tracy said...

That is such a cool idea for a man's card, I love it. I would have no idea what to do with those cogs either!

Tracy x

SDCrafts said...

Brilliant is an overused word, isn't it? But this way of using cogs as masculine flowers is totally inspired. I know my man would love it.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Paula

What a great card idea, I like you probably wouldn't have thought to use the gears like that, but for mens cards to replace the flowers its such a brill idea - so thank you for sharing with us!


Ruth said...

Really innovative and with those papers such a different look!Great

Fiona said...

Really interestingly shaped card Paula, perfect for a bloke.

By the way, I work as a Flight Despatcher at Gatwick and who was on one of my flights today ?????????????
Rafa's dad!

Paula Pascual said...

Another idea to use instead of flowers is stars. Perfect for children and teenagers.
Fiona, you lucky thing! I still dream of meeting one day Rafa in person, although I am not really sure I would really like to as they say, never meet your heroes.

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