A Man Thing

Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

For the Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast (WT426), the topic is Discover! Use or try something new. For me, it was both…I used 2 new embossing folders AND I tried something new to me…embossing on duct tape.

I’ll bet most of you know or are related to someone described by this card. For me, it’s my brother in law. The guy lives for duct tape and bungee cords as a fix all for everything. He also has a lot of old cars. Not antiques…just old, and at least one should have been put out of its misery a long time ago. One year for Christmas, I gave him a new set of bungee cords. This was after my sis opened the hood of the old clunker (car, not brother in law, lol) and showed me how he had a bungee cord holding the accelerator cable. With raised eyebrows I just said “Really?” Then made sure sis was not the one driving the bungee mobile. When I found out he planed on doing some rewiring, I sent my hubby over (he actually KNOWS about wiring). I told him she is my only sis and I would not be happy if brother in law burned down their house.

The images are all from DRS Designs. So for my Man Thing card, I wanted to use duct tape, but could only find some dark almost black duct tape around here, so I used some foil tape (don’t know what it’s used for but it’s in the home improvement section) and stuck it to a piece of card stock and embossed it. I used some lg deckle scissors on the ends of the Man Thing part to look more like torn duct tape. The tool border was colored w/ Copics and I just happened to have a tool bg embossing folder to finish it off. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
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Stamps: DRS Designs – Duct Tape GreetingTool Border
Paper: Neenah white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, silver foil tape, Sizzix embossing folder (riveted metal), Crafts-Too embossing folder (tool bg), lg deckle scissors, small brads, Spellbinders deckled rectangle dies


3 Responses to A Man Thing

  1. So manly!! Love all the detail. Great job Julie

  2. BIL sounds dangerous. He’s going to get a kick out of the card. It’s so perfect!

  3. Avatar Shirlie Rolston
    Shirlie Rolston says:

    I think this is the best card I have seen for a long time!! Describes my husband (and a few others I know) to a tee!!