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Daring Carmakers-Plastic Fantastic!!!

Posted by manicstamper on February 22, 2008

I did curse when I saw the dare for this week over at Daring Cardmakers. All of the stuff I could have used had been collected about half an hour before the dare was posted. So all that was in the bag we keep in the kitchen was a small plastic bag from some embellishments I had opened last night.
It’s taken me all day to figure out what to do with it and this is what I ended up with.
Ages ago I saw a technique somewhere where you use hair gel inside a plastic bag and then add glitter and stuff…… hair gel so I used some waterless hand cleaner that is like a gel. Added a mix of glitter, micro beads and tiny confetti stars and swooshed it about a bit.
The frame was stamped and chalked then embellished with silver stars and a couple of silver blocks made from mirror card bashed with a steak hammer……an idea picked up from a Suze Weinburg video on You Tube.
Black outlines are peeloffs and the star borders are done with a Fiskars plier punch.
Quite happy with the outcome as it is very different to some of my earlier ideas for this dare.
If you have never joined in with the dares you really should have a go…….it is such fun and really makes you think.
Thanks for looking.


16 Responses to “Daring Carmakers-Plastic Fantastic!!!”

  1. Juliet said

    Fantastic card Sheila – love the techniques used and have made a note of them all! No wonder you needed a lie down, lol!!

  2. Jo said

    lovely card too! Well done. I love it.

  3. Marlou said

    great card Sheila for the dare!!! 🙂 excellent

  4. Lythan said

    what a clever idea Sheila, it looks so effective!

  5. Rosie said

    Oh brilliant card Sheila – I have come such a long way with my stamping/cards, etc. since I met you & started doing challenges!!

  6. Jay said

    Oh my, what a very creative card! I love all of the techniques that you used in putting it together. Well done!

  7. Enfys said

    Wow Sheila, you threw it all at this one. It’s just fabulous, all these new techniques, thanks for the detailed info.

  8. Judy said

    Great card again, Sheila! Love the colours and rhe techniques you’ve used – very inspiring!
    Judy NZ

  9. Kristy C said

    very nice card 🙂

  10. Angelnorth said

    Oooh, squishy stuff! What a fab idea, I’m still struggling with this one.

  11. Andrea C (Frog) said

    Lovely card Sheila.

    Andrea x

  12. Fabrizio said

    In time of needs our minds will work harder…not having any recycling stuff was a blessing in disguise. I love this card !

  13. Susan (Sue H) said

    Can’t say I heard of this technique using gel in a bag before but you’ve it to great effect. Loving the colour’s you’ve chosen too.

  14. debby4000 said

    Brilliant Sheila, love the colours you’ve choosen.

  15. Rosanne said

    Very creative!

  16. Rhi said

    Stunning Sheila and very inventive. I love those beautiful colours 🙂

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