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2012-11-04 Metal Duct Tape revisited.


Guess what I found in the bottom of a plastic storage bin? A roll of metal duct tape. Remember when we all ran out and bought that when Alcohol Inks first came out? I brought it out for a little fresh air and ink this morning and here is what I came up with.

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And this is how I got to the finished card; by starting with the metal tape. Here you see the roll of tape, alcohol ink and a cotton ball. Thankfully I remembered to put on a rubber glove before I started. I attached the tape to a 1/4 piece of card stock then dripped some of the ink onto the cotton and pounced it on.
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Next I put it through a Sizzix embossing folder
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I sliced it into the width of the tape and just used that portion on my card front. Here you can see a Martha Stewart fence border punch turned upside down and used as the border and the dimension of the Liquid Pearls and embossed leaves. To bad the photo doesn’t pick up the metallic beauty.
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I built the medallion using 2 different Nestability dies and a scored, folded medallion using my Scor-Pal. I’ve never used a rosette this way before and I must say; I like it! I’ve always just added a button for the middle.
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This last view shows some of the dimension. Yep, this one will have to go into a padded envelope but the ahhhhhh factor will be worth it to the recipient, I’m sure.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. 2012/11/04 4:12 pm

    Very pretty! Thanks for the great idea!

  2. Mary permalink
    2012/11/04 4:15 pm

    Wonderful card Bonnie you have such a fantastic creative flair

  3. Shelly Schmidt permalink
    2012/11/04 5:12 pm

    Beautiful card- love the gold metallic tape w/embossed pattern- really adds alot to the beautiful card!

  4. Sandy permalink
    2012/11/05 3:05 pm

    This card is fantastic! Beautiful job.

  5. RobinF permalink
    2012/11/05 3:07 pm

    This is wonderful Bonnie!! Thank for sharing your talent.

    Robin @SPP

  6. pam jeske permalink
    2012/11/05 4:16 pm

    I also have that tape sitting in a bin…awesome card, and thanks for choosing that medium!

  7. 2012/11/06 12:57 am

    beautiful, but what is alcohol ink?

    • 2012/11/06 7:24 am

      Alcohol Ink is a product by Tim Holtz. I looked for a video so you could see it but didn’t find one. I did find a pictorial by Tim Holtz HERE. it shows exactly what I did by pouncing on color with the ink onto metal foil vent tape. Hope that helps.

  8. Janis permalink
    2012/11/06 9:18 pm

    I love this. Where can you get some?

    • 2012/11/06 9:22 pm

      Just head to your local hardware store. You will find near the heating and air conditioning supplies.

  9. Chrissy Bornfleth permalink
    2012/11/07 4:46 pm

    Another fabulous piece of art!!!

  10. dsmiles2 permalink
    2012/11/09 10:17 am

    Bonnie, absolutely breathtaking! The combination of textures could not be more diverse and lovely! Such pretty colors – thank you so much for the tutorial and wonderful ideas, as always.

  11. kathy permalink
    2012/11/13 9:18 am

    Hi! I am a beginning stamper……….your blog is wonderful. The cards are just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your talents.

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