Friday, March 4, 2011

Mudless Drywall Tape Isn't Just for Walls

Yes, you heard me correctly... check this out!

I bought a roll of Mudless Drywall Tape at a yard sale last summer.

Cost: 25 cents

Now, what to do with it???Hmmmmmmmmmmmm....

I cut a piece of it a little larger than my card front and took the backing paper off of it. This left a slightly sticky surface, which I then stuck onto the cardstock.

I sponged Stampin' UP! Early Espresso ink onto it, making sure to get into the circles and along both edges of the strip.

I wanted to use lots of textures and somewhat rugged elements to my card, so I took a piece of cardboard (yes, a cardboard box) and tore it into a wonky shape. I pulled the backing off to reveal the corrugated look and then glued this onto the card front.

Other textures on the card include grosgrain ribbon and corduroy buttons.

Image: The Greeting Farm Forest Friends
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Natural Ivory and a retired color (I don't know the name of it)
Treasure: Mudless Drywall Tape
Embellishments: grosgrain ribbon and corduroy brads (vendor unknown)


Kathy and Lucky said...

What a great card!!!! So creative and love the different textures, sure does make you think of things lying around the house. Love your card, the image, colors, textures, just awesome. Have a great weekend.

Michele Lourenco said...

Jeanette very clever. I've never even heard of that tape before

Carol<>< said...

what a nice addition to your card,, without all the bulk!!

Marlene said...

What a fabby technique! Your card is darling!

April said...

You made me geegle before I'd even seen the card! Your ideas certanly motivate me to look outside the box....and beyond!

The card is fabby and I am sure DD will enjoy it!!

Barb said...

Great card--love how you used your treasure!

Lori said...

Clever!!! Never in a million years would I think of that. Love this textured card and what a cute image.

Lola said...

What a GREAT idea! I really like the way it looks. Actually, the whole card is just precious.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Very creative! The roll reminds me of the dimensional dots, ala biggie sized!