Thursday, February 21, 2008

Duck tape



First I have to give you some background on this stamp. I saw it on Kathie McGuire's blog and knew I needed to get my hands on it. You can find her post here: http://kathiemcguire.blogspot.com/2008/01/duck-tape.html She explains in her blog that it is old and she inherited it. Well I did a search for the the stamp company and came up with nothing. I decided to email her and ask her if she would send me some images. This sweet, sweet lady was happy to share! This is the first of many images she gave me. My kids (all 3 of my boys) adore duct tape. They have been known to make wallets, tape holes in shoes, holes in pockets. You get my drift. They adore this stuff. My middle son is serving an LDS mission in Porto Alegre Brazil and he recently emailed me with his usual request of what he wants in his next package. Hee hee. Out of the blue he asked for duct tape! His next package will have a roll of duct tape and this card. Thank you Kathie. I can't wait to make more cards with this. Too stinking funny! I started with a sahara sand base and used my swirl embossing folder on the top 1/3. I sponged it with my trusty Stampin'Up! sponge and chocolate chip ink. The bottom is pumpkin cs and designer paper. I did paper piercing on the pumpkin piece as well as the saffron piece. The saffron layer was cut using my nestabilites scallop rectangle dies. I water colored the duck with Stampin'Up! ink and spritzed the piece with a gray marker and my spritz tool. The duct tape was highlighted with a silver sharpie marker. The ducks beak and feet have crystal effects on them for shine. I added some duct tape to look like that is what is holding the card together. On the right side I did duct tape tabs. Pewter hodgepodge hardware was added for interest. The ribbon is pumpkin pie gross grain from Stampin'Up! I hope he gets a kick out of this and I had a blast making it for him. Enjoy your evening and the possibilites!

13 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh my! Such a cutie he is!! My kids love duct tape too!! I never can keep the stuff around, it is always disappearing! ! Love your card and all the extra details!

RockyMountainStamper (aka Melissa) said...

Darling card!!! Luv your attention to detail on EVERY card you make! That monkey image is so flippin' cute, too. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with all of us!

Stacy said...

LOL So cute!!

Velta said...

I mean I am really laughing outloud...mainly about your boys and the duct tape....This is a great design and whimsical as well :)

Laurie Unger said...

This image is great! Duct tape is such a guy thing! Your son will get a kick out of this when he finds it in his care package!

JazzyH said...

That is so fun. Great card.

Rosella said...

This is just too cute! How adorable. Is definitely going to bring a smile to your son's face!

chelemom said...

What a funny image!!! Love everything you did with it!

Stampin' Meg said...

hahahah-How funny is this. What a delightfil card!

Niki said...

Hahaha That stamp set is so cute! Great card, too!

sophia landry said...

Oh my gosh, I love it!! It is so sticken cute and funny! Such an awsome job with the coloring, and the paper choices and layout. Everything is awsome!!

Lorraine said...

this is just wonderful. i had to laugh out loud! my sons have made many wallets out of duck tape. this is an amazing image. i'm loving it!

Lori J said...

Super cute! I love the stamp. :0)

Blog Archive