This material was introduced to be my Julie Fei-Fan Balzer in the ink class I took with her last month. We used it as a mask under distress ink. It's an awesome, low tack, repositionable tape with what I can only imagine are thousands of uses. Thank Julie!
Here's the rest of the loot I grabbed at the hardware store (I wanted to be prepared for any creative impulse that might hit):
I made 3 cards. Squeaked my entry in at around 10 EST this morning. (I work well under pressure but that was a little close for comfort for me!) I had to choose between 2 faves and it was hard. Had to enlist the hubby since I am not good at picking winners when it comes to this kind of thing. I've said before on my blog, things I've made that I thought were not my best effort have gone on to be published and win prizes. I had to put this out there - let someone else decide.
Here's Dan's choice, the card I submitted for Round 2 of Paper Crafts Gallery Idol:
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staples: Tim Holtz; punch: EK Success; misc: screen patches, sewing.
So here's what my thought process was for this card: I wanted it to be graphic and modern, while still conveying a nice Father's Day sentiment. I knew I wanted to feature a garage-found material as a focal point. I used the screen patches to offset the type and to make a sort-of photo corner at the upper left. That checked paper adds a much need pop of color and echoes the grid pattern of the screen. All of the patterned paper here is Studio Calico. (The floor plan is Home Front, the checkered paper is Anthology. The word 'Best" was cut from an Anthology paper, too.) Used my favorite grey Thickers, my Tiny Attacher for the staples and the photo labels punch. I tried so, so hard not to sew on these cards but I could not resist. I kept it simple and light colored so it didn't stand out.
Here's what I learned making this card: 1) I've got to stick with what I know and be true to my style through this competition (which becomes more obvious to me with every challenge) & 2) The hardware store/garage is an amazing source of potential craft material and inspiration!!
Same thought process. More symmetrical. More found material. This one features my beloved drywall tape along with the screen patches, and a little Stampin Up wood veneer. What do you think? Did I made the right choice?