Saturday, June 23, 2007

Daring Cardmakers - Tagged

This week's dare over at Daring Cardmakers was as follows:

"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, that's 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!"

I've been saving this tag from my new Crumpler camera bag -- it was just too cool to throw away. So when I saw the dare, I was reminded that sometimes it's a good thing to be a "bits and bobs" packrat. If you look closely, you'll see that the robot is made of Crumpler bags. I wouldn't call this a "manly" card, but since it's designed for a boy, maybe that counts. This was actually a triple dare for me, because I challenged myself to not use rubber stamps, which I always use on my cards.

For this card I simply corrugated a piece of silver metallic paper, punched holes in another, added a border around my tag, and applied eyelets and soft wire to my laser-printed greeting.

13 comments:

Keryn Campbell said...

Fabulous card. Well done on meeting your three dares.

Flower said...

That is a cool tag! How you put the colors behind the punched card is brillant. Very clever and cool card.

Leigh said...

Fabulous card, love it.

Paula said...

Very funky fun card.

Rosie said...

Pretty Funky!!!!!!

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Rosie

Natty said...

Love the colour combo - seriously nice! :o)

Gillian Hamilton said...

WOWZERS Cheryl this looks sooooo cool!!!!! Your design is really great! love the way you've done the holepunched bit too... EXCELLENT WORK!!!!

manicstamper said...

Oh wow......it's fabulous!!!

Kathy said...

Now this is a GREAT kids card.

I think I'll be buying stuff for my nephews and nieces with an eye on the packaging from now on, because I feel I'm missing out on some fabby taggy opertunities!

Rein said...

Cheerful and very pretty!

mum on the run said...

Great card!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card and you hit the double dare love it

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous work!