Friday, February 22, 2008

Plastic Fantastic

It's dare day, and I get to set the dare too..whooohooo!

This week I'm on a recycling mission. I dare you to look again at the plastic packaging around you and transform it into a brand new card. It could be food packaging, craft packaging or just something plastic that's destined for the bin or recycling. Trim it, die cut it, alcohol ink it, crop-o-dile it, give it a new lease of life then share it via your blog for us all to see. Happy Recycling!


I've used these - clear stamp packets from my Autumn Leaves stamps. I kept them with the vague thought that if I ever passed the stamps on to anyone else they might come in handy. Yeah right! Like I'm going to let my beloved AL stamps go anywhere! Anyways, chopped up each side of plastic makes a fabaroo see through card blank for the best price of all... nothing! I added handcut paper from the K&Co Addison range and a couple of brads. I used those sheets of sticky dots to attech the swirly bits to the acetate and they hardly even show on the reverse. The paper is all sparkly and lovely in the light - what little of it there is as its blowing a hooly out there and tipping it down.
Other news from the north east, well our car is finally dying, poor old Punto's done us well but is feeling every hour of her 12 years of hard graft and is crying oil. Any top tips on buying second hand cars? It's such a confusing world especially when you just want something to get you there as cheap as possible rather than be flash! I'll keep you updated on the exciting car saga...lol

15 comments:

mamaluke said...

Fabulous card! I've been recycling too, my recent bookmark for W stamper was made from stamp packaging. I feel bad throwing plastic away, so thanks for the challenge. Buying 2nd hand cars, the piece of advice I've heard often, is make sure you know the car's service history as well as you can, ie if the car has done a lot of miles but has been looked after then its likely to go for longer.

Angelnorth said...

This is gorgeous Rhi and you did such a great job with the photography - I usually give up with shiny surfaces! Love the colours here and your precision cutting looks fab!

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Gorgeous card Rhi.

Andrea x

traciejane said...

Wow gorgeous card, such beautiful colours and gorgeous design :-)x

Marlou said...

gorgeous take on your dare Rhi!!!! beautiful card!!! im enjoying being guest designer, and have had loads of lovely comments, thanks again for inviting me :) x

manicstamper said...

I really love your card Rhi.....the colours are just so yummy.

Lythan said...

this card is luscious and faberoonie and just all round awesome!

annette said...

This is stunning Rhi, such an elegant card. I had the best time with this challenge, I can't stop looking for things to use out of the garbage, junk mail, and packaging, thanks for making us think outside the square. :0)

Hazel said...

I love what you've done with this Rhi - it's great.

EllePiggo said...

Its a fantastic idea Rhi and a stunning card. :)

Vanessa.

Monty's Mum said...

Stunning!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Your card is just so beautiful Rhi. Those colours go so well together and what great use of the packaging.

Tracey said...

Totally Gorgeous as always Rhi xx

Jo said...

Hi Rhi, finally caught up lol! thank you for a fantastic dare - was great fun :) no tips whatsoever on car buying but one of my favourite 'sheds' was the one that only cost £75 with 11 months MOT - it didn't make it through the next one and we got £25 back when we scrapped it...

Ana Baird said...

Wow! Your cards are awesome!