You are going to love how adaptable the new Rubbernecker door die set is – come see two different projects!
Cards made featuring doors have remained popular for several years now. Not only are the perfect for housewarming or welcome home cards, they have a way of giving that overall feeling of welcoming and invitation, making them an excellent motif for many different occasions. So when I saw the new Rubbernecker door die set – the Door with Stone Facade set, I was so excited to use it on a few projects.
Well – then I saw their new Winter Door Parts die set and I was done! This set of tiny adornments for a door or entryway is one that I have already used over and over. (See more on this below). On the two projects below, I also used Rubbernecker’s Classic Tabbed Grass, Deckle Hills, Gate and Arbor, Tiny Flowers #2 , and Grass #2 dies to add details.
The instructions for assembling the door are exactly the same for both doors. I loved adding the colorful window to each door. I based the whole color scheme for the first scene around the colors I used for the window. I used shades or mustard, rust and yellow to create the second window. I thought it was more fitting for a Christmas scene.
The Die Cut Door Assembly
- Cut the Door with Stone Facade sections using white and black (for the second door) cardstock.
- Attach the arched window top to the back of the door using double stick tape.
- Use connect glue to attach the door panels.
- Use markers to color a small piece of vellum with multiple colors. Pro Tip: I find that Copic markers work great to create the appearance of stained glass.
- Trim the vellum and attach it to the back of the arched window using connect glue.
The Spring Door Card
Card Base and Door
- Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
- Use Kraft cardstock to cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer.
- Apply Mocha and Pecan Color Fuse Ink from Set #3 to the Kraft layer using blender brushes.
- Emboss the layer with a brick embossing folder (I used a retired embossing folder by Taylored Expressions).
- Use a mini applicator to add darker touches of the Pecan ink.
- Attach the embossed layer to the card base using ARG adhesive.
- Use gray cardstock to cut the small stone sections.
- Apply touches of Chill, Caramel and Mango Color Fuse Inks (from Sets 12, 3, and 2) to the stones using mini applicators.
- Attach the stones to the door frame using connect glue.
- Attach the door to the card base using pieces of mounting tape to the top back of the door and double stick tape along the back bottom. Pro Tip: The mounting tape along the top of the door holds it away from the base to add dimension. Attaching the bottom of the door with tape allows it to fit flat behind the fence with less bulk.
Fence and Grass
- Use white cardstock to cut the Gate and Arbor fence sections.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back too of the fence and double stick tape to the bottom back and attach them on both sides of the door.
- Use green cardstock to cut Classic Tabbed Grass section, crimp it with a straight crimper and attach it to the front of the fence using a strip of mounting tape.
- Use aqua cardstock to cut the flower pots and bow, yellow cardstock for the Tiny Flowers #2 and green cardstock for the Grass #2 and the Winter Door Parts foliage.
- Trim length off a three foliage sections and attach them to the door front using glossy accents.
- Trim the length off a several more foliage sections and attach them to the back of the flower pots using glossy accents.
- Place the tiny flowers face up on the molding pad and push down in the centers using a small tipped stylus.
- Use glossy accents to attach the flowers to the door and pots foliage.
- Attach the aqua bow to the door arrangement.
- Tuck the flower pots behind the grass and attach them to both sides of the door using pieces of mounting.
- Add a touch of softness to the grass line by attaching a couple of Grass #2 springs.
The Christmas Door Card
The Card Base
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer.
- Emboss the white layer and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive. Note: I used the same retired embossing folder for both cards.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the door top and double stick tape to the back of the door bottom and attach it to the card base.
- Use black cardstock to cut the Wrought Iron Fence and lamps from the Winter Door Parts.
- Use the tiny lamp backing die to cut the same colored vellum used in the arched window and attach them to the back of the lamps using connect glue.
- Attach the lamps on both sides of the door with small pieces of mounting tape.
- Attach the wrought iron fence sections of both sides of the door using rolled up double stick tape.
- Use white cardstock to cut the Deckle Hills section and attach it front of the door and fence using a strip of mounting tape.
So as I said above, the new Winter Door Parts die has lots of elements that you can use all year long and they are perfectly sized to add to other die sets. Take a peek:
ALL of the elements are, essentially, seasonless. You can cut the wreath alone and just picture those little lights strung above a patio or a campfire! I think this set is practically perfect for quick details that can take a card from winsome to WOW with just a scrap and a spin. OK, back to the card!
- Cut the wreath sections and foliage using green and red cardstock.
- Attach the red wreath sections to the wreaths using connect glue.
- Attach the wreaths to the door and lamps using rolled up glue dots. Pro Tip: The rolled up glue dots attach the wreath and allow for a tiny touch of dimension.
- Trim the foliage sections and attach them to the fence using glossy accents.
- Finish by attach the tiny red bows to the door wreath and fence foliage sections.
Here are the things I used from Rubbernecker for today’s two door cards made with the new door die set:
For all the everyday items I use you can see all my other favorite crafting tools here.
I am really excited about this new Rubbernecker door die set and hope these two projects give you a few ideas for how you can use it for your own creative ideas. Tell me, what card would you make first with this new die set?