Wow, this seems like an easy sketch...but many things went through my mind...why not gears/sprockets for a masculine card.
On the Cuttlebug cut two of the large sprockets on the bottom corner of an A2 size of cardstock. Placed the balance of the sprockets randomly on the same A2 cardstock and using the foam plate ran through the Cuttlebug for embossing the sprockets, repeated a couple of the sprockets to fill in background. Swiped goldrush and chocolate inks across the full card. Cut one more small sprocket for the sprockets in the bottom corner.
The two corner sprockets were adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape, and the largest sprocket and the background glued directly to black cardstock. Went to Cricut to see what they had for sentiments and found a freebie of Thinking of You with sprockets around it...exactly what I wanted.
For the Inside of the card, my first couple experiments for the corner sprocket was just one of the larger ones so swiped these with inks and used on the inside of my card...they looked so much nicer on the card then in my wastebasket.
Also shared with the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies"
Crafting By Designs - May "Anything Goes Challenge"
AAA Cards CAS Game #90 "Embossing"
Let's Craft and Create "Make your own Background"
Always Fun Challenges "Anything Goes"
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Goldrush, White Daisy, Black and Colonial White
Spellbinders "Sprightly Sprockets" #55-048
Die Cut - Cricut Design Space
Paper Lace 2 "Thinking of You" #M42347
Goldrush and Chocolate
3D Foam Tape