Have you seen the cascading cards? I love this kind of wow cards. I also like that after it's opened it makes a display but still flattens for mailing.
Started with some patterned paper and followed the directions for the card. There are many people who have done videos and written directions. I found it to be a simple card to put together. After my card was together I inked and put together the Jalopy, cut the gears from tinfoil covered card stock, embossed and used black paint to distress the. Finally I layered it all up and was finished.
Paper: Graphic 45 (A proper Gentleman)
Dies: Sizzix (Jalopy, Gadget Gears) Folders (diamond plate, riveted metal)
Other: Tim Holtz Distress Paint (silver, black soot)