Duct tape tutorial

So here´s a little tutorial on how I made the inspirational duct tape card for the tape challenge at The Flying Unicorn.

I used a 2 inch wide duct tape that I taped on two pieces of aquarelle paper (2×6).

I ran the two pieces through my Cuttlebug, using the Scrollwork die from Tim Holtz. Make sure you get the two patterns opposite each other.

Then I ran them through an embossing folder (Sizzix texture fades collection).

Now it´s time to bring out the mess! :)

I´ve chosen to use alcohol ink Lettuce and Copper mixative.

Add some colour to the alcohol ink applicator. Note. This is NOT the same as an ink blending tool. The tool itself is the same, but the ink applicator uses felt while the ink blending tool uses foam. Shake your mixative well and add some mixative to the applicator.

Then add some ink blending solution and start apply the colours to the die.

Cut three pieces of paper, one black 6×12 (fold into 6×6), one white 5.75×5.75 and one black 5.5×5.5.

I stamped a little cocky text with a Tim Holtz stamp and added copper eyelets in the corners.

I assembled everything on the 5.5×5.5 paper. Unfortunately I can´t show you how I made the wheels since they´ve been in a drawer for some time now. But I remember how I made them, so here´s a short explanation…

Spray Glimmer Mist English Ivy on parts of the wheels and the rest of it with Glimmer Mist Coffee Shop. Add clear Utee powder while it´s still wet and heat with an embossing tool. I made mine “roll” away from the heat on purpose to make it look like they are wet. I didn´t want the powder to look like regular embossing powder.

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28 thoughts on “Duct tape tutorial

  1. Angela

    Amazing!!! I love how that turned out! I always wondered what those felt pads were for and now I know. The wheels/cogs are so cool! And one would never know that the scrollwork borders were originally duct tape. Fantastic Jenny!

  2. Charlotte

    Thank you, thank you! Duct tape! I never would have thought of it. The tip on the pads I did not know. And making the utee look like water drops — a stroke of genius!!
    Thank you!!#

      1. Sharon

        I see no one bothered to answer your question! I too, wonder how the gears were made to look like beaded water. I think you would have to ink only part of the surface. A COMPLETE tutorial would be helpful.

        What I can tell you is that UTEE stands for Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. It can be used the same way as regular embossing powder, but it will be textured/small lumps/bumps. If you layer it (sprinkle, heat, repeat) you can create a cracked look by bending the embossed surface.

  3. Jaime Rubenstein

    Beautiful card…awesome idea! Love the thought of using duct tape. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

  4. Hilda Burton

    I just saw this on pinterest. So clever and it makes a beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the quote. Enjoy your day!

  5. Virginia Bartholomew

    Awesome effects, I am going to have to QUIT hesitating to use alcohol inks and jump in. Thank you.

  6. Kathy B

    You shared this 9 years ago and it is still a great idea, something that hasn’t gone out of style. Hope you check back here for comments. And thank you for sharing in a way that seems easy for anyone.


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