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« on: June 25, 2017 05:50:33 AM »

I always have a harder time figuring out a masculine card, so Father's Day takes some brain twisting...


I made this for this year, and both Dad's seemed to like them.  Dad in law commented on the different layers and texture.  I layered different patterns of paper, using a ruler patterned washi tape over the seam, and made a textured panel with aluminum tape that was embossed, then to take away the silver shine, I distressed it with some bronze acrylic ink.

More about it on my blog is anyone is interested, including more pics
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017 07:46:42 AM »

Very nice! I also love the various textures.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017 10:53:10 AM »

Great cards!
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2017 11:18:24 AM »

Really nice. That textured aluminum tape is so cool.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2017 01:52:19 PM »

Yeah, I figured something with a repair tape has to count as masculine right?
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017 09:20:41 AM »

This card is very nicely done! Masculine for sure!

Aluminum tape is awesome! I have taken die cut shapes (even paper punched stuff) and put it down on the sticky side of the tape to make an embossed effect as well. It's a fantastic craft supply!
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017 01:57:27 PM »

Neat! I agree, all the textures really make the card.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017 02:01:54 PM »

Thank you everyone.

Yes - loving aluminum tape.  It also is inexpensive and a roll lasts FOREVER.  I wonder if I can get wider tape too.  The roll I have is about 2 inches thick.

There is wide copper tape too, but it is significantly pricier, at least the one source I have so far.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017 06:07:39 PM »

Onyxnox and bunny1kenobi, thanks for the tips about the aluminum tape.  I bought a roll to repair a rice cooker a few years ago and have not found any use for it since then.  Now I can use it to make crafts!!!  I've been thinking of making my own embossing patterns out of some thick cardstock, so now I can experiment with something that is inexpensive.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017 06:48:08 PM »

Good!  I am always considering items in dollar stores, home reno stores, kitchen stores, etc and how they could be used for crafting!  Lots of alternatives out there for "name brand" craft supplies.
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2017 10:01:50 AM »

I too like looking at dollar stores and hardware stores for unconventional crafting ideas.  I got some little cups--the sort that restaurants put salad dressing or ketchup into for to-go orders--to sort and store little punched shapes, to have on hand when I am ready to make some cards.  I punched a lot of leaves and hearts and flower shapes, so next time if I am feeling inspired (or lazy) I can whip something out quickly.  Since they come with covers, it is easy to store and not lose the little shapes.
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017 04:37:07 AM »

Good idea with the cups.  I use mini cups that don't have lids, but they stack for sorting, but also for measuring resin, holding paints/water, etc.  The microfiber cloths are great for cleaning up/buffing items, baby spoons or tasting spoons in the party supplies for doling out glitter, embossing powder, etc.  I get the magnetic sheets at Dollar Tree for storing thin dies - a  fellow Craftster member gave me the heads up on that, because I had never been to Dollar Tree before.
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017 08:19:18 AM »

Such creative and practical uses, Onyxnox, thanks for the ideas about dollar store supplies!
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