Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stamp-a-Faire 2015 - Unconventional Materials: Hello

I love the idea of this challenge - using unconventional materials for a card!  I once bought some bolts that looked really cool (tooth like edges) and used them on a card for my Dad but couldn't find them in my craft stash.  So I "made it work" and tried something else:
I used some Heidi Swapp gold mist to create my background ... usually I have such difficult doing this but did my best.  Then, I die cut the bird and used my unconventional material (can you tell what it is?)  I added a Modern  Basics sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink.
To do some 'recycling' of materials, I even used a Kate Spade hot pink post card I received a while back to do the die cutting!  Below you can see the unconventional material - do you recognize it?
If you guessed drywall tape, you were right!  It is a great lightly sticky mesh tape that die cuts beautifully and makes a great border too!
If you have a moment, check out my gently used item sale *here*.  I have stamps, ink pads and other things too ...  even Papertrey products!


sillyleann said...

Cool idea! I didn't know what it was until you said. Very fun!!

Betsy V said...

That's cool! Fun idea!

Gina said...

Okay, I totally thought that was patterned paper!!! Great take on the challenge!!!