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Saturday 28 July 2012

Ascension Embossing

Well it is that time of the week again for another fabulous OUTLAWZ Challenge.  This week it is to use  household packaging on a project and I have used this in the broad sense of the term.  I use duct tape around the house and find it has a multitude of uses such as wrapping it around my tummy so I reduce 2 dress sizes....NO only joking so do not try it for yourself LOL.

The recipe for this one is once again quite simple.  I covered card with duct tape and the embossed it with the ascension embossing folder. I then painted over it with acrylic paint and wiped it off to give aged effect. I also embossed black card with said folder.  I then cut out the shapes and stuck them using foam pads onto the balck card.  I placed the black card onto some glitter card to give it a lift..... get it hot air balloon - LIFT!  Never mind just ignore me!

I had seen this technique on the net somewhere and for the life of cannot remember where but if it comes to me I will update this post.  I did not use a sentiment for this one so that it can be used for a male for any occasion.

Anyway I hope you like this post and please feel free to leave some love if you have any to spare LOL

Why don't you pop over to Paper Ala Mode at Outlawz and join in the challenges... see you there....


  1. This card is awesome. Love how your balloon looks. Now to find that folder

  2. Wowie...Pazowwie...what a fantastic turnout..who would have it. I will have to try it...thanks for the inspiration...I am going to 'Pin it' if that good with you

  3. This is the first time I've seen that technique, and I think it's brilliant! Gives a certain manly touch to your card...

  4. Wow - would never have guessed this was duct tape, how brilliant!!
    Such a fantastic design too :)

  5. Hi Elaine, what a great idea, and I would never think of making using duct tape, although I do have many uses for it, never tried the tummy one - might work!!! LOL Thanks for sharing your unusual idea with us at Fab'n'Funky this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  6. Saw this card over at Outlawz and just had to come here and comment. I LOVE what you did. So amazingly simple and innovative! I am a fan of duct tape myself, so kodos!

  7. Wow a fabulous technique with fabulous results!! love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this time would love you to play along again

  8. Brilliant idea to use the duct tape. I thought it was metal of some kind. It's great to recycle in our card making. I'm not so sure about the tummy duct tape though!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you'll join us again soon.

    Rachel x

  9. Some people think outside the box, and some people just go out and design a brand new box! You, my dear, fall into the second category. This is brilliant! Awesome, Awesome project. Duct Tape, Who'd da thunk it!
    Jackson's Digital Expressions

  10. Great creation! Thanks for playing over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  11. Cool technique!! Looks great!! x

  12. Great card Elaine! I love that technique, it's great for men's cards - I'll have to give it a go sometime!

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  13. Wowza!! I am speechless! This is an AMAZING CARD!! Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!!

    Truely Amazing job Elaine!!

  14. What an amazing card! I just love what you did to create these graphics! It looks amazing! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n Funky Challenge!

    Jackie, Fab 'n Funky DT

  15. Oh gosh, that is really a neat effect. Love the card, going to try this now.


  16. What a fabulous card - great technique, and you've used it beautifully. Caught this over at That Craft Place's Steampunk challenge which I've just joined in with - really cool!
    Alison x


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Hugz Elaine xx


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