Monday, February 18, 2013

When One Door Closes...

Today I have a card to share with you that I made over the weekend. It has one of my most favorite quotes in it...
"When One Door Closes, Another One Opens"
Sometimes, when going through difficult things, it is hard to see the positive. I had a friend remind me yesterday that, "You just need to keep your head up. Sometimes that is all you can do." So as one chapter comes to a close, we have to do our best to remember that the chapter may be ending, but the book is not.
Without further ado, here is my card:
I used the Korean Doors stamp from 100 Proof Press. When I saw this stamp in the catalog I had to have it! It actually is made to make the perfect tri-fold card.  
I stamped it with Versa-Mark and used Distress Embossing Powder in Walnut Stain. Then I inked the whole card with Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap. Using Distress Stain, Tarnished Brass, I inked the edges of the card. I wanted my doors to have a very distress & aged look to them.
Close Up:  
I used a strip of burlap, wood clock & bling from Prima Marketing, and metal embellishment from Tim Holtz Ideology. For my journaling, I used the Epiphany Shape Tool, Circle 25. I love this tool! I journaled and then used the tool to make it into an epoxy accent.
The inside of the card is very simple. I used another 100 Proof Press Stamp, Second Largest Squiggle. This has to be one of my favorite stamps right now! I then journaled, "another one opens."
I hope your week starts off fabulous. Remember to always keep your head up.
XOXO, Christine


  1. I love your gate card, Christine, and the way you distressed it is simply fabulous. It really looks like an old door. Love all the extra touches, too. TFS.

  2. Love your card, how fun. Yes we need to always remember life is an adventure and each day has it's on memories. Wonderful card with fabulous details. TFS