Monday, June 2, 2014

Love is

behind that closed door.
Closed panels

Open panels

On gray card-stock I used various colors of distress ink and Wendy Vecchi's brick wall stencil (my favorite!!!).  I cut out Tim's Passage Door then overstamped it with his woodgrain stamp (CMS126).  I carefully cut open the panels then ran more brown distress ink around all the edges.  I cut out a 2nd door and colored it with more distress inks.  Once the 2 were glued together I was able to stamp the sentiment, date and names in Jet Black Archival Ink using old Hero Arts stamp sets (LL761 and LL762) and Tim's a & f (CMS156) that I cut apart.  After the door was glued to the card front I added 2 hearts cut from Tim's mini movers & shapers set (with cupid).

This idea could just as easily be used for birthday greetings.

I always try to look beyond the obvious use when buying new stencils and dies. 


  1. Oh! This is really neat! Really a great idea and I may use it next year for my Mom's annual order of anniversary cards. I was in Novi at a scrapbook show about a month ago and T!m was there demoing. I couldn't wait long enough to get close enough to learn anything unfortunately. I did buy a wooden stamp from SA and it's a really cool door along with my very first Wendy set. Mario was the checkout clerk and I was thinking "Susan needs to be here" :). Happy Summer!

  2. Hey, I guess it's way too early for me to be up and wandering around, since I forgot to sign my name to that last note! nise