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!