Friday, October 16, 2015

Duck Tape Christmas

For the wedding last month I wanted to cover up all the advertising on my cane so I bought a roll of fancy duck tape and wrapped it over the offending advertising. Yesterday I was looking at that tape and wondering if it would work to make a card with it. I decided to try using it for die cutting. It did work well and I am very pleased with how the card looks too. **Note: Duck Tape and not Duct Tape**


In order to make the tree I had to lay down two sections of the tape on card stock before I cut it out. I then used glue to add it to the red card stock. But the snowflake border worked well just the way it was on a single piece of tape so all I had to do was take the backing off after die cutting and place it on my card stock. That sure was easy. Here is a photo of the tape on a roll.


The sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Stately Flowers 5 set. I just love the font of that greeting.

After adding all the layers onto the white card base I cut a thin strip of the tape twice so that I could put just a hint of it along the outside of the red layer. I thought it gave it a more finished look.

Dies used: 
Memory Box Frosty Border Style No. 98171
Die-Namites "Winter Fir" DN-1117

I think this will qualify for the Mod Squad Blog Challenge this week too, so I am going share my card there as well.

Have a great weekend. I love all the great comments you leave.

God bless,
Verna






17 comments:

Kathy Krug said...

Aren't you clever. This made a beautiful card. Love all the sparkle.

Karen Hasheck said...

Love it- I will have to try that!

Rushd Lady said...

Pretty and so sparkly! You are going to have all your Christmas cards done up at the rate you are going! =0)

Karen Shirey - Wide Eyed Stamper said...

WOW! what a brilliant idea Verna! such a stunning card!

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

Now that is some serious sparkle! Great idea - thanks!

Judy Woodland said...

Okay, I'm looking at Duct Tape in a whole new way now. I always wondered how I could use that glittery one - now I know. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Your card is beautiful - love the silver and the red. Great use of those dies too - well done!!!

Joyce Erb said...

Great way to sparkle up some die! Looks great! Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

Asha said...

Wow! I never would have thought the humble Duct Tape could be responsible for such a lovely card! Well done, Verna.
hugs, Asha

Donna Phelan said...

Gosh that is sooooo sparkly. You are 'wicked smaht' (BostonSpeak) Your Christmas card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Blog!

Ina G said...

Simply super Verna. Clever you! Your card has turned out beautifully. Very Christmasy.

Donna Ellis said...

You are SO INGENIOUS! Love the idea of a sparkling cane, too! LOL - Verna, did you use wet glue or dry tape to adhere the red layer to the duct tape underneath? Fantastic idea, and a great way of using up the pretty tape, too! hugs, de

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty and clever use of the tape!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

So pretty and very festive. I just used a sparkly gift bag that was falling apart. Worked really good too. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

So pretty and very festive. I just used a sparkly gift bag that was falling apart. Worked really good too. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

So pretty and very festive. I just used a sparkly gift bag that was falling apart. Worked really good too. Thanks for sharing.

Shari M said...

Made a gorgeous card.

kittykat3308 said...

This is a gorgeous card.

Kathleen