These handmade cards have a real steampunk and industrial look. I love the blue coloured highlights. The gear embellishments are die cuts from Memory Box. I cut them from Boutique So Silk 130 lb. black card stock. The paper is actually plastic and creates a nice crisp glossy metal look and feel. For the background I embossed the edges with Stampendous Aged Aqua Embossing Enamel. It creates a distressed edge with a tough of gold glimmer. The main focal point is layers of the image from Hot Off the Press die cuts, supported with foam tape creating depth.