Geared Up Garage Steampunk Gears

Geared Up Garage Steampunk Gears

When I saw the Garage Gears Thinlits in the 2019 Occasions Catalog I wanted to make a steampunk style card. Of course I checked out Pinterest and found loads of inspiration……gears, distressed vintage, and touches of gold. Today’s share I call Geared Up Garage Steampunk Gears card.

The base started with Smoky Slate layered with Smoky Slate embossed with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder. I ran it through vertically then horizontally to get the grid effect.

The group of gears in the Garage Gears Thinlits were cut from Gold, Silver and Copper Foils. To bring down the shininess of the foil I lightly rubbed the gears with Stazon black ink. I then went about cutting the gears apart and placing them to mix up the foil colors.

I wanted to keep the sentiment subtle but easy to see. Using two layers of Vellum stamped with StaZon Jet Black Ink. Vellum in easy to see through so the two layers brought the opacity up and then wrapped it around the front layer. This doesn’t show adhesive and popped it slightly. It was a happy accident. Lol!

I had fun creating this gender neutral design and have started worked on another “steampunk” inspired design. Make sure to stop by soon to see my next design.


  • STAMP: Geared Up Garage
  • PAPER: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Foils–Gold, Silver & Copper, Vellum
  • INK: StaZon-Jet Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Thinlits–Garage Gears | Embossing Folder–Simple Stripes

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll get your hands inky and let your design mojo run wild. Have a great day!

Below are the supplies I used to create my Geared Up Garage Steampunk Gears Card.  To add any of the items you need, just click a pic! THANK YOU for choosing me to be your Stampinā€™ Up! demonstrator!



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