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Daring Cardmakers-Packaging

Posted by manicstamper on June 22, 2007

Everything we buy has packaging, some of it excessive, some of it beautifully designed. Tags, labels, stickers… all sorts of bits and bobs that we can recycle onto cards.I dare you to make a card using a tag, label, sticker or anything else you can find, thats from packaging and would normally end up in the bin. Of course you can ink it, change it, distress it and add anything else you like!If you’re feeling brave, I DOUBLE DARE you to make it a card for a man.

OK…….that is Rhi’s dare for this week……….remind me to have words with that young lady later………!!!

After scouring the house for something suitable to use I found something sitting not six inches away from where I first started. A shoe box which had contained my daughter’s new work boots.

Striped paper is from the DCWV Black and White Stack coloured with Adirondack inks in Red Pepper and Cranberry then grunged with a black Stazon ink pad.

Extreme Boy is a cheapo stamp I picked up and Walk Tall has been stamped using an alphabet set and then I went over it with a white gel pen.

The Grafters panel is from the shoe box. Sanded and grunged with a star brad added for embellishment.

The boot panel is from the box. Coloured with Adirondack inks again and grunged. I then used white gel pen around the image.

Final touch is two plain silver Fastenater staples.

What a fab challenge Rhi and I am so pleased that I managed the Double Dare.


21 Responses to “Daring Cardmakers-Packaging”

  1. Gillian said

    great funky card,and double dare :)colours are just perfect 🙂

  2. NickyNoo said

    Sheila, I just love this card, it’s completely fab!

  3. Leigh said

    fantastic card!!

  4. mum on the run said

    Well done on the double dare!!

    It’s a great card 🙂

  5. Lythan said

    Awesome card Sheila and well done on the double dare

  6. Sarah said

    This is great Sheila, and I love that ‘extreme boy’ stamp.

  7. Sarah said

    Wow, what a fab card – I love it!

  8. Rhi said

    Love your card Sheila you rose to the challenge brilliantly!

  9. Rosie said

    Fantastic card Sheila – perfect for a young male… love the ‘Extreme Boy’ stamp. 😉


  10. Paula said

    Another double darer!!
    Fabby design.

  11. Kathy said

    Sheila, this is soooo cool
    Everything looks fantastic.

  12. stamp and scrape said

    This is fantastic – You’re always so imaginative.

  13. kim said

    Sheila, just found your blog, afraid I’m a blog virgin!!! Your card is great. I saved so many great labels, thinking I’d make use of them one day….guess which muppet threw them out while having a ‘Kim & Aggie’ moment!!
    Just back at work after having heart zapped, month off, would have been bliss if hadn’t been so sore! Hope to see you soon when you’re next in CC spending more money.

  14. Flower said

    This has to be one of my favorites! The colors, the layout, the grunge factor…I love it!

  15. Rosie said

    Cool card Sheila – Well done on the double dare too!


  16. Cheryl said

    Beautifully done! The distressed look and the use of different fonts definitely do it for me!

  17. Gillian Hamilton said

    ooooooohhhhhhhhh, aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh Sheila where did you park the crane?
    this is UNREAL my dear!!!!! love, love, love it!!!!

  18. Rainowgirl said

    This is brilliant Sheila. I love your take on the boot box.

    I remember the queues at Alton Towers too. We took our son and his friend for a birthday treat to a fireworks night there and arranged to meet them at a specific place and time. Unfortunately that place was behind the line they closed for the fireworks. Imagine trying to find them with all the crowds! It was a great firework display though.

  19. Flossie's Follies said

    Great card and you did the
    Double Dare, that is fantastic.

  20. Wendy - Anntaurus said

    Just catching up on blog visits and dares! This is fab work Sheila. Love how you added the fastenators!

  21. Louly said

    Brilliant card

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