Cuttlebug Birthday Card Ideas–the Duct Tape Version!
Duct tape, how could we live without it? The regular kind is indispensable in the garage but the FOIL type , which has a paper backing, is becoming indispensable in my craft room. Check it out….you can emboss and cut it with your Cuttlebug! AND it’s a fraction of the cost of metal craft sheets. A very large roll of the stuff, which you can find at your local big box store, costs about $6.50. I used a brand called IPG–or Intertape Polymer Group–which has a very nice finish.
Here’s some birthday cards I made yesterday using various embossing folders. And yes, you can use dies and punches on it too!
And for this card, I used the birthday set as well as the Combo Birthday Wishes for the “Wish”. As you can see, the striped paper below the cake did make a crease. Something to keep in mind for next time!
Here are some things I discovered using the foil tape:
- Peel the backing off while the front of the tape is against a flat work surface. This helps the tape from curling back on itself, as pictured above.
- Lift the paper back at an edge, not a corner. For some reason, the corners are trickier to lift!
- Practice using the tape, because once you stick it down, it is NOT coming off.
- Burnish the tape onto your project with your fingertip. I was surprised at how hard I could press down without damaging the embossed print.
- Use a stylus and ruler to create a nice embossed-look border, as pictured below.