Stamp a Faire 2015 – Unconventional Materials Challenge



Create a project that incorporates unconventional materials from a hardware store.  Your budget was $10* and we’d love to see a photo of your receipt next to your card!


This was interesting.  I did this card last because I was afraid I would not have enough time to run to the store and finish my cards.   Fortunately I did finish everything, and I ran to Lowes to look for goodies.

I actually made two cards

Here is the first….can you guess what I got at the hardware store….


Foiled Birds copy

Here is a close up of the bird area

foiled bird closeup

Can you see the blues and greens around the embossed areas?

This is the 2nd card

Want to know what I got at the hardware store…..


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Hardware finds

The first card used Metal Repair Foil Tape and the second card used paint chips.   I actually did not use the washers.


Card One Supplies:

My Favorite Things After Midnight Cardstock
PTI Simply Chartreuse Cardstock
Metal Foil Tape
Anna Griffin Avery Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Blueprint Sketch and Citron Twist
PTI Scripted Die

After I embossed the foil tape, I used both the blue and green paint on the embossed image and then cleaned it with a cloth.  The excess stayed in the cracks.


Card Two Supplies:

Neenah Solar White Cardstock
PTI Cover Plate Circles
Avery Elle Simply Said Hello
PTI Summer Sunrise Cardstock

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