I've made a card for a man using some of the steampunk range, which is always a good failsafe for the tricky cards.
I've used Bronze Croco paint on the large cog then rubbed Inca Gold into the cracks. On the others I rubbed the Inca Gold on first before rubbing some Versamagic ink to distress them. Lastly, the key had Inca Gold on first, then clear Croco and finally the inkpad. The greeting was stamped using Stazon.
So the chipboard works really well with any combo of products!