Monday, January 13, 2014

gingerbread foil tape

 the top is a detail. the tape is something you get at the hardware store. it is some kind of foil tape, about 2 inches wide. you cut it and peel off the backing to expose the adhesive. after i stuck the letters on the envelope, i used a black Tul pen (metal ball point with gel ink) to draw the details. you could use a dried up pen and just get an embossed look. but i kind of like the black line down in the embossed groove. this was just the first quick experiment. i could easily come up with 10 or 20 additional ideas for this tape. i saw jan at a wednesday group and i could tell she was inspired by this idea. we laughed about how we make mail for each other, we get together and look at the mail and discuss it  before we send it.
odd hobby, eh?

i love that little house on the right. i would do a whole village if i had more time.


  1. The house on the right is the best! What a great idea.

  2. The foil work is really neat. Very creative.