The Cog at Paper Crafting World

For my post today, I thought I would share some Paper Crafting World Father’s Day inspiration.  I used the Cogs in Heart Card CF Set for my card,

but I changed it up a bit to show you yet another way you can use it.  Here’s my version…actually I made two versions of my version ;-):

The Cog wm 1

For my cards, I eliminated the card base provided in the cut file and replaced it with a Heavy Weight Acetate Card by Hero Arts.  This heavier acetate provides the needed support required of a card base, especially when layered with card stock.  The card on the right was embossed with the Clockworks embossing folder while the card on the left is not.  I think I like the plain version better because you can see and appreciate the cut pieces better, BUT this acetate is a real bear to keep clean.  Despite my best effort, I managed to smudge and scratch the acetate just by assembling the card.  The embossing, though a busy look, eliminates that problem.

Here’s a look at each individually:

The Cog wm 6

The Cog wm 2

I assembled and will talk about this card in the reverse as I attached the back pieces first to help with the placement of the front pieces. 

I created a mirror image of the larger cut file pieces on the back of the card; sized and then welded them.  With acetate, you have to hide the adhesive, so I placed the largest black piece on the outside back of the card.  The gray piece was attached on the inside back; creating the perfect backdrop for the sentiment inside. 

Speaking of the sentiment, I converted the cut file to print only and increased its transparency for behind the sentiment.

The Cog wm 4

For the front of the card, I cut the cog heart from Brushed Silver card stock and attached it; centering it over the black heart with cog edges on the inside, facing out. 

The Cog wm 5

And here’s a final look at the card, opened, so you can appreciate how cool the pieces look “floating” on the card.

The Cog wm 3

That wraps it up for today.  If you’re interested in seeing more Paper Crafting World files, just click here


2 Responses to “The Cog at Paper Crafting World”

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    What a cool way to make a heart with a masculine vibe. Acetate can be hard to work with and yours looks great. I do like the embossed look.

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