Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tape It Up!

Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show there is a tape challenge going on right now. Details can be found HERE

So being the experimenting gal I am I decided to do more experimenting. I already knew that I could heat emboss mesh drywall tape. I wanted though to see what happened if I tried painting over it with glitter paint. Also I have cut shapes out of card stock which has duct tape stuck to it but always simple shape. I wanted to see if I could cut a more intricate design. As well as to see how it would heat emboss. Well the results of heat embossing was not what I expected but I like the resulting snowflake.

Here is the card I'm entering into the challenge. Let me know what you think. (click image to enlarge)

The snowman is from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.  I inked the edges of him with black ink to give him some dimension and colored the candy red stripes with a glitter pen.The background he is on is actually a wheat paste background I made this week using a scrap from doing a print and cut. I was just experimenting with paste paper and this was one of the pull apart papers. The snowflake is a free Studio library file just made a lot smaller. I covered a piece of card stock with ordinary silver duct tape. Alas, I forgot to change blade setting when I cut it out so the smaller pieces did not totally cut out. Never one to waste things I decided to experiment. I inked with embossing ink and coated it with my Recollection glitter embossing powder. Then melted the embossing powder. I like the resulting shabby look.The bottom layer is mesh drywall tape that I coated with two coats of Folk Art Extreme Glitter red. The first coat was a pretty pink when it dried but not what I wanted for this card.  As you will notice there is paint in some of the holes, If you didn't like that you could remove the paint from the holes before it dried. Of course if you want to glitz it up but not have to wait for paint  to dry you can use embossing powder and heat emboss.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to use tape in your projects. Perhaps in a way you have not thought to try. Do come back as I'm working on a Halloween card. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.


  1. Hi Myoriah. Nice use of the mesh to frame it all.
    Tine (Addie24)

  2. Love the texture the mesh gives, hugs

  3. Very experimental of you to use drywall tape! Like how it turned out! Great idea! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  4. You always find a crafty way to re-purpose things around the house. This is a nice technique to add a neat texture. Thanks Myoriah for your adventurous experimental ways. We all have benefited so much from you being so creative. Hugs, Debbe


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