Happy 16th birthday Stephen!
My friend's nephew is turning 16 next week and she needed me to make him a card. Unfortunately, I don't really have any good car stamps in rubber. All of my manly sports cars and such are digis and as you may have heard me complaining...my PC crashed and burned a few weeks ago. Fortunately, I had worked quite a ways ahead on DT work so I only missed one post. Also unfortunately, my new laptop isn't compatible with my 7 year old printer so I couldn't print any of those really cool sports cars for his card. I thought these gears from Spellbinders would be cool for a teenager and I did my best to improvise. Hope he likes it. Heck, he's 16. I'm sure he only cares what's inside the card anyways!
I kept a very "manly" gray/silver/black color scheme and used embossing folders to jazz up the paper. The "16" was cut from Sizzix Fun Serif dies. Inside I used some rub on stitching that reminded me of tire tracks.