Monday, February 13, 2012

Masking Tape IS Good For Something ...

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Happy Monday, crafty stampers ... hope your weekend was long and wonderful!

Today's card project was created for the Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply challenge and for Lisa Somerville's Blogger's Challenge. The Gingersnap Creation challenge called for the use of masking tape; I made my funky flowers out of twisted masking tape. And Lisa's "In Bloom" Bloggers Challenge calls for ... blooms! For all of the challenging Gingersnap Creations deets, clicky HERE ... more info on the Blogger's Challenge can be found HERE.

In case you were wondering: I folded strips of masking tape in half, then twisted them around an over-sized sticky circle. I pounced Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade and Gathered Twigs over the completed flowers for a bit of color. So easy, even I could do it!

For a complete list of product used in this card, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Sooooooooo, this weekend Sheila and I went on a double-dinner-date with our DH's. Of course they're great guys but date-night was pay-back because they spent nearly all day Saturday on the golf course.

Sheila and her DH picked us up and while driving to the restaurant the tees in his pocket fell out.

"Umm, Honey, what are those things that just fell out of your pocket?" Sheila asked.

"Oh, those are tees. I put my balls on them when I'm driving."

"Oh, well. Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer."

Give it a minute ...

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: Vintage Cream Card Stock by PTI; Early Espresso Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Other Paper: Corrugated Cardboard
  • Stamp: Sentiment from "Typography" Stamp Set by Artistic Outpost
  • Ink: "Early Espresso" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; "Gathered Twigs" and "Spiced Marmalade" Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Other Color Medium: "Spiced Marmalade" Distress Stain
  • Accessories: Hug Snug Seam Binding; Mini Paper Clip by Tim Holtz; Masking Tape; Red-Line Sticky Circles
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Rectangle Die by Spellbinders
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (Top Folded)

17 comments:

Carol said...

Great use of masking tape, thanks for joining us at The Crafty Purple Frog this time. Carol DT x

Tonniece said...

Wow woman, what a kewl idea. A definite must try. Love the corrigated background too.
Hugs Tonniece

maryr917 said...

very creative card-I like your flowers and your corrugated bg

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,i love how you used the tape and corregated card ...so clever
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Joanna said...

Lovely card, beautiful flowers :)

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely beautiful card and flowers, thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour cheers sue n x

Ida said...

Very pretty and very creative.

Nancy Wethington said...

No way! Masking tape flowers! Gorgeous and genius all at the same time! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Fab way to turn the masking tape into beautiful blossoms! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Sylvia x said...

Great card loving the flowers

Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour

Sylvia xx

Basement Stamper said...

Your blooms are amazing, love how they look against the corrugated cardstock. Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How wonderful, love the corrugated cardboard background and the flowers. Great card.

Erica said...

I did have to give that one a few seconds, but when I caught on, I was cracking up.
Love the card too and must try those flowers...just bought grandson some masking tape for his craftiness...must lift some...give it a minute. :D

Chris said...

so this is what you do now instead of call me? wad up balls of masking tape and rub them in ink? i feel so , so used!! lololol

this is amazing and so genius!!

Mynnette said...

Those flowers are simply AMAZING!!! LOVE them--gonna have to try to make some, too! :) That sentiment is fabulous, too! Pinning this! :)

SmilynStef said...

Those masking tape flowers are fantastic ... so very glad you joined us at Gingersnap Creations.

trisha too said...

Deb, congratulatioms on you card being chosen as a Ginger Gem!

:-)