Monday, April 14, 2014

Iron Gate

I was intrigued when I saw the Iron Gate texture fade by Sizzix.  I am always looking for additional ways to increase the usage of a product.  And cutting apart an embossing folder is one of those ways.  With some tape you can easily create a new hinge wherever you want it.
I carefully placed a sheet of 4.25x11 in the embossing folder so that one edge would be in the center of the gate.  Emboss, then do the same with the other edge.  I used Core'dinations Core Color for this card.  Sand and decorate.  (There's a piece of paper tape holding the edges together in this photo.)

Products used:  Sizzix (Iron Gate texture fade, Susan's Garden Forsythia die, Spring Greenery dec. strip die; Core'dinations Core Color card stock; misc. card stocks; Martha Stewart rabbit & bird punches; Ranger (Watering Can Archival Ink, distress inks); Sunshine Yellow Flower Soft; Stampers Anonymous 'Lost & Found' CSS 25887 (birds)

The card is 3-D so not suitable for a regular envelope.  Thankfully I've saved a lot of Sizzix packaging and it works perfectly.  A bit of decorating and you have another gift!
I used double-stick tape to adhere decorative paper to the box.  I created the rose from Susan's Garden; the smaller rose was cut from the pine cone die.  Some bits from the Spring Greenery die and Tim's Tapered Fringe (cut, manipulated, curled) finish off the floral display.

Products used:  Sizzix (Tapered Fringe/Spring Greenery dec. strip dies, pine cone die, Susan's Garden - Rose); misc. card stocks


  1. Great idea! I love the starry sky folder that comes in this set but have yet to use the gate folder.

  2. Wow! That is COOL! Great idea on how to use that folder! Those flowers are gorgeous, too!