Monday, July 30, 2012

Embossed Duct Tape Circle Card

As some of you know I like to experiment. When I saw embossed duct tape used on a project I decided to see if I could cut duct tape out in shapes to emboss. Of course spurring me on was finding a roll of duct tape at a dollar store when I was looking for brushes.

Here is the card I finished today. Let me know what you think.(click on images to enlarge)
I designed the card base in Studio using offset so I could have a pattern surrounding my duct tape shapes. Originally I had wanted to use half circles on the edges but I could not figure out how to do it.

This is the inside of the card. I inked my folders before embossing the duct tape circles. I used pigment inks which I don't seem to have a lot of. Guess I'm going to have to put those on my wish list. The folders used were Swiss Dots,Divine Swirl,Damask,and Paisley. These were the folders I have that I thought would work the best for this project. At first I was going to just go with the Swiss Dots but thought the other folders would give the card a little more character.

I have not yet taken the time to see if I can dye the duct tape with ink or not. Since I goofed and bought gray card stock I decided to leave the duct tape the color it was when I bought it.

I hope I have inspired you and now that I know I can cut duct tape with my Silhouette I'll be using it more often. Especially the pretty pattern and colored duct tape. I can see using it for cards that are going through the mail instead of being delivered in person.

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.

4 comments:

  1. Myoriah, this is a nice technique. Who says; duct tape is for men only...lol Thanks for sharing

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  2. Fab card,looks great.Very creative.

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  3. Oh my gosh...those turned out so cute! I only have some silver duct tape but I'm going to have to try this.

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  4. How clever. You really push the limits and go where no one goes before. Love this card.

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