Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Card from a Nonslip Rug Pad?

Yes. I seriously made a card using a nonslip rug pad that looks like this.


Why? Because Cath challenged us Moxie Fabbers to create a card using this as the Trigger Target. When I first saw the picture, I thought "Oh, cool!" However, my next immediate thought was "That looks like a hard one." Followed by "Challenge accepted!"


Here's where the nonslip pad comes into play. I wanted to create a similar texture as the target with colors overlapping colors. I've seen cards and multi media projects that used drywall mesh. I scoured the house for drywall mesh. We didn't have any. But we DID have the rug pad with a similar mesh pattern. That'll do!!

First, I cut a couple small strips, then I cleaned the heck out of the rug pad. (Did I mention it was used? Ick!) After it dried, I placed it on my card front and taped it down with low tack tape. Then, using my Tim Holtz blending tools, I applied ink on top of the pad. I overlapped areas using the same colors as the target. It created a similar effect. You can see colors on top of colors just like in the target.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts on top of the design and added my signature bling. It's pretty funky and definitely outside of the box!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!



10 comments :

Paru Mahtani said...

Wow!! That's a great technique!!! Love it!

Sandee Setliff said...

Now that's thinking outside the proverbial box, great background! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

artful-notions said...

Great results using a unique technique! And I see all the colors, cool!

:: Lindy :: said...

Dang! I just threw out some little pieces of that rug pad a couple of weeks ago! Great card and great technique!

Helen F. said...

Oh Annette, your card is a perfect match for the TT this week! Love the idea of using a rug mat as a stencil ~ brilliant!

Cris G said...

That's a great idea!. Your card looks gooood!

fun stamping said...

Love your unconventional stencil - great result!

Linda Beeson said...

What a really great idea and neat look

donna mikasa said...

How cool is this? Very! Love the texture and a great take on the Trigger!

Cath said...

Hey Annette! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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