Saturday, February 2, 2008

Tyvek

I'm having fun playing with a new kind of background paper. This is made from Tyvek which is that really tough nearly indestructible paper that you see envelope mailers made from. If you haven't seen this stuff yet, check out the express mail envelopes the next time you are at the post office. It has a really wonderful texture to it. I brayered a ton of this stuff with ink today, so you will probably be seeing a whole parade of cards made with it. I'm thinking this will be the card I teach next week at our stamp club. Not sure if you can tell, but the clock face with the brad in the middle is stamped on transparency and cut out. The rest is stamped directly on the tyvek background. Check out this link if you'd like to play in Embee's tyvek challenge, too.

Supplies used: CTMH stamps, staz-on ink, transparency, tyvek, brayer, vintage twill tape, black brad, kaliedacolor autumn leaves spectrum stamp pad, antique linen distress ink.

6 comments:

Heather Grow said...

Beautiful card. I love how you can see the fibers.

Kim H. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the texture of the tyvek! I have never heard of it before!

LostLuggage said...

Really nice, Tami! You totally perfected the color and look of aged paper!

Lesa said...

Oooh I love this card. The aged colors, clock images and numbers on the ribbon.....awesome!

Beth Norman said...

As I said over at the SS, I love this card. I'm a lover of clocks (and have a grandfather and cookoo clock). I'm still not getting what Tyvek is. The next time I'm posting in Michigan, I'll have to look for those envies. Whatever it is, the results are gorgeous. Thanks for the rubber stamp link on etsy. I never thought to google stamps over there. Now I need to sell some of my stamps on there. Just need to figure out how to go about it. Thanks for all the tips.

Jennifer said...

Oh how cool! You are a wealth of information, m'dear! And this is so lovely!

~ Jennifer