On The Strip Hello

By Taheerah | 23rd February 2013 | 17 Comments

Hi everyone – happy Saturday!

I’ve got a quick and simple card to share with you then I’ve got to get back to whipping up some more cards, lol!

So, you know when you get inspiration from household objects? Well, I seem to be getting inspiration from the strangest things. Take this, for example. I received a blu-ray home cinema system from my Dad for my birthday (um, my Dad ROCKS, just so you know) and while I was unpacking and setting it up I had to cut off those plastic strips they use to hold things together. I thought ‘hey, I can save those – they’ll be great on a card!’.

And great they are indeed:

Fun huh?! I still have quite a bit left over to use again too!

I started with a Stamper’s Select White card base and adhered the plastic strips using Scor-Tape. I then took the hello strip from Neat & Tangled’s On The Strip set and stamped it onto some True Black cardstock using Versamark ink. I heat embossed it with WOW! Super Fine White embossing powder and adhered that on top of one of the strips.

All that was needed to finish off were a few sequins, adhered in place with Pinflair Glue Gel and I was done!

ETA: thanks to a friendly alert from a commenter, I am also entering this card into the latest CASE Study Challenge (#129)!

Right, I’m afraid I’m going to have to love you and leave you! I’d love to know what you think of this card though before you go. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

17 thoughts on “On The Strip Hello”

  1. I think we are definitely kindred-spirited in upcycling….I so wish we could craft together! LOVE your creative card and the texture is certainly amazing! I bet your Dad didn't know you love the packaging strip as much as the gift itself!!(LOL)!

  2. OK, I'm a little afraid to see your next post. Today I rescued the floor mat paper from the car after it was detailed. It's really thick, glossy, and has about the same texture as your strips. Yep, it pretty much looks the same. So bizarre. Anyway, I love that you used these, and with the sequins too! Perfect placement.

  3. Well, how cool is this card! Not only did you use packaging strips, you used it in such an awesome way!! Absolutely love the design of this card, including the great texture, the neutral colors and the sequins!!

  4. You're killing me with those sequins!! Especially those ones. I guess I should investigate that matter soon enough 🙂
    I think if you entered that card into the challenge that used to be in the Moxie Fab World, about using some object found in the house, you'd win this one with this little card. It's genius! I'd be scared to go that far, but I admire the artists that don't! 🙂

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