I saw this sentiment on SC and thought it would be perfect with the new Tim Holtz dies that I bought a while back. The gear is painted with Distress crackle paint, fired brick. I haven't tried the crackle paint before and wanted to give a try. It is hard to see but for the gear I used grunge paper and it does have cracks that makes it look old. The clock is Sense of Time from Stampin up. Love this set! I have used it before for a masculine birthday card. Tim Holtz metal gears are used for some embellishments and the background is Tim Holtz brick wall. Sometimes pictures just don't do a card justice. The inside of the card says "Happy Birthday"