so went with my gut instinct because there aren't many males that don't like cogs lol
I started with a square of centura pearl card and worked on the reverse side.
I used Old paper Distress ink over the entire surface and spritzed it with water. Left it a second or two to react with the the ink then dabbed it off with paper towel. After this I took a stencil and inked over with frayed burlap distress ink. Whilst the stencil was still in place, I used a piece of bubble wrap in my hand and Black soot distress ink to randomly stamp through the stencil.
I then gave it all a good dry with a heat tool. I scraped all round the edge of the topper with a scissor blade and edged it with Black Soot Distress ink.
I took some Paper Artsy Grunge Paste and used a Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil across one corner of the piece. Once it was dry, I used some Copper Treasure Gold on a piece of muslin all over the grunge paste and odd 'swipes' across the page. I then used the same Copper Treasure Gold across 3 wooden cogs. Once it was dry, I scratched some marks into the cogs with various blades and wiped over the cogs with Black Soot Distress ink, Then used Cosmic Shimmer glue to adhere them to the card.
Finally, I added a 'happy birthday' die cut and gently applied Copper Treasure Gold over the top. Matted & layered into black card then applied to the card blank - the edges of the card stock were rubbed over with 'old paper' distress ink
Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today x