Since I was in a creative mood, I made a card for my son's upcoming birthday. To create this card, I pulled out some very old, long unused supplies.
I used some tan cardstock and placed it in the wood grain embossing folder, then patted some Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto the raised areas. Using the old original Sizzix die, I cut out an ancient document from the same cardstock. I placed this die cut into a very old Sizzix Happy Birthday stencil.
If you've never seen these, they came before the embossing folders were invented. The brass stencil was glued into a plastic folder and another piece of plastic, embossed with sentiment, is inside back of folder. I then removed brass stencil from folder and used it to add color to raised letters. I added some of same ink to edges of sign for the distressed look
The hammer and nails were cut with the small Sizzlet die. I used both silver and brown paper. I cut the handle from the brown paper and glued it on top of silver handle. I then glued the brown hammer head under the silver head. I placed the nails through small holes in the corners and glued the 'sign' onto the woodgrain paper. I used tiny brads in the lower corners, with heads painted silver. I attached the hammer onto card with foam tape to give it some dimension.
I added a dark brown frame and adhered it to a cream cardstock.