Friday, June 22, 2007

Tagged

It's my turn to dare this week!

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!


Here's what I came up with at 11pm last night, nothing like a deadline to get the creativity going!
I used a couple of primark t shirt tags. I love the fact they're made of chipboard. I did have a go an tripple embossing them for a shiny look but it turns out they have a plastic coating, which melted on the second layer and resulted in a big gloopy mess. Melted UTEE does not come out of jeans, luckily they're scruffy ones anyway!

The background is a plastic anti static wrapper that had some pc part or other in it, wrapped round a piece of white card. The back tag is decorated with a barcode from rubons, which rubbed on too! The front tag has happy birthday printed with Barcode Font onto card and layered. A little bit of ribbon, some papermania brads and that's it!

I'm quite into this mono look at the moment, its fun using black and white and just playing with the lay out.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

19 comments:

Gillian Hamilton said...

This is so STYLISH Rhi, love it's clean lines and excellent design... Brilliant work!

thanks for this cool dare, I did enjoy it very much :O)

Rein said...

Gorgeous card!

Kathy said...

totally stylish and super-smart!

B&W is fab and you've used it in such a clever way here. Love the bar codes and that backing "paper"

Gillian said...

great modern look to this card, like the layout. Thanks for a great dare :)

Dolly Mixtures said...

This looks great. the background form the computer film is amazing ...very graphic and masculine. Angela

Lythan said...

that is a seriously great card Rhi.

NickyNoo said...

LOVE this card, the anti-static wrapper background is inspired, such a cool bloke-card!

mum on the run said...

Fab card!!

I didn't notice the Primark tags were chipboard, will have to look more closely next time I go!!

Rosie said...

Really like the monochrome and very masculine look of this card. You managed to double dare yourself!

http://freycob.blogspot.com

Rosie

Heather said...

This card is wonderful- I love the background and scan symbols!

Paula said...

Great card & a fabulous dare!
I got my fav product out again, my alcohol inks!!

Hazel said...

I love the card, Rhi. One of these days (when I'm organised!) I'll try and join in a dare (if I dare!)

stamp and scrape said...

Fab card for a bloke, using PC packaging, and this colour scheme.
You set such brill dares!
Ros

Leigh said...

Love this card, the background is clever. Thanks for a brilliant dare.

Jo said...

Thank you for a super duper dare, it was fun. Love your black and white card, it is so stylish.

Jo xx

Rainowgirl said...

Very stylish. I like the idea of the anti-stat bag. Would never have thought of that.

Di

Lynne.x said...

Hi Rhi,
Fab card. Srry I didn't get your dare done :( I do have a tag ready - just waiting for the fog to clear for an idea.

jennalee said...

love the graphic look of black and white. Love your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

manicstamper said...

That's a fab card for a man Rhi. I love it.