Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chipboard & metal birthday greetings

Haven't done a two-fer in a long time and this one just 'happened' so I'll take advantage of it.  A recently issued challenge on Frilly and Funkie is to use chipboard and metal on your project.  You have two chances to win; one winner will get a $25 gift certificate to the store (random draw) and the other will be given a blog badge (chosen by the design team).  Over on the EverythingWendyVecchi Yahoo group site you are challenged to create a birthday card (or whatever) for Wendy, who has a mid-December birthday.  Talk about a challenge! 

So, all that's left now is to show you the card I created and tell you a bit about it.

Behind the door

This is an A-2 card with a top layer that has been bricked with Wendy's stencil and embossing paste; colored with distress markers, distress inks and a water brush.  The Sizzix door (new die!) was cut from chipboard and run through the Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder (inked up first) then inked afterwards.  The hinges (older Sizzix die), door knob, and wreath were cut from metal adhesive sheets that were stuck on chipboard. 

A Sizzix candle die (older die) provides the birthday candles as well as holiday lighting.  They're also made of chipboard and colored with distress inks.  The flames have Crackle Accents on them with Gathered Twigs distress stain splashed into the cracks.  The center swirl and wick were colored with a white Sharpie.

One of Wendy's background stamps was inked with Scattered Straw and is the wall behind the open door.  I carefully stamped Wendy's sentiment 1-2 words at a time down the center.  Inside the card is her birthday sentiment.

Bet this door die gets a lot of use in 2013!


  1. Very beautiful susan K I love it.
    susan s.

  2. What a great card, Susan! Love the brick work and the candles... clever!!

  3. PS - and thanks so much for joining us at Frilly & Funkie!

  4. How perfectly perfect!!! I love the door and hinges and how it opens! You always do bricks so well! She will love this Susan! And thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

  5. What a darling little card! I have been eyeing that door die cut. You've done such a wonderful job with it! Love everything about your design. <3 Candy

  6. This is a great card! Love all of the texture you created. You have done Wendy proud with how you used her products!

  7. Wow, this is cool Susan! Love how you used that door die..I've been resisting...but after seeing the cool stuff people make with it, not sure I can take it much longer! LOL!