In the storage cabinet above my work table is a plethora of adhesives I use. One of those adhesives is a roll of metal duct tape I’ve had for a number of years. I used it to make my ink pad, ink refill, and shimmery spritz storage units several years back.
The metal duct tape comes on a roll about two inches wide and I don’t even know how many yards. I have used this tape with embossing folders but not with my dies. I thought I would do some experimenting.
In my scrap stash I have a lot of three inch square pieces of paper. So if I screwed up there would be no hardship on me.
The die cut snowflakes disappeared in the patterned paper. I wondered what they would look like on white paper.
Finding success in using dies with the metal tape I took it one step further and smoothed the tape over a piece of card stock to be used on a card front and ran it through my Big Shot with a snowflake embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! Some glitter, a bit of Distress Stickles, and a Stampin’ Up! “Let it snow” rubber stamp were the feature items of the card front.
I made two sets of cards. One dark and one light. I can’t decided which one I like the best so I sent it out to my Facebook followers to chime in. The consensus has gone to the darker card.
And here is the card with the snowflake die cuts peeking out from behind the snowman.
I used Operation Write Home Card Sketch #16 on this project if you want to know how I made it. The metal duct tape at the hardware store will make you gulp at the price when you see it. It is almost $20 for a roll of the metal tape. Keep in mind that this tape will last for a long time. It is not used in everyday crafting projects like other adhesives are.
Here is my YouTube video showing the process I used to make these cards with the metal duct tape.