Friday, May 25, 2007

DCM weekly dare - working 9-5

Have we ever got a cool dare for you this week at
this week's dare was set by our Jo

I would like you to make a card using some thing that you would normally find in an office environment. Such as... staples, paperclips, paper fasteners, file folders, library cards, hole punches, lined paper etc you get the drift.

I love all things Stationery I actually worked in a newsagency for a few years.. so this was really fun for me...

first thing I did for this card was distress an envelope using Ranger distress Ink in Walnut Stain, by stamping the ink pad onto a glass chopping board, then spraying the board with water, then I placed the envelope down onto the inky board... it gives this lovely 'dirty' look.

My office bits are- Envelope, old 'PAID' stamp I picked up from opshop, and I stamped the man onto 'file cards' (you know those ones you find in little boxes with lines on them) that I had distressed the same way I did the envelope...

Wonderful bits I've used for my card are - K&Co PP, Los Tres Caballeros stamp (This is actually quite a big stamp, I just used one of the men from it. sorry I can't remember the company), Scenic Route paper Co. journey rub-on, Stampin Up Year Stamp & Aged to Perfection Stamp & Print Pattern Stamp, Paid stamp, 7 Gypsies Paper tab, Making Memories word stamp, Prima flower, Maria George Crystal, Words computer generated, Versa Colour Black ink, & my sewing machine.
Make sure you swing by the DCM blog
and check out what the rest of the DT have come up with,
So have you dared to DARE yet?.. COME ON I DARE YOU!

21 comments:

Monique said...

Beautiful card! Such a clevre idea! ( I need to make me an ideas-to-try list when I visit your blog lol)
I ll try and find you some dutch stationary!
hugs,Monique

jaki said...

Hmmm...got my thinking cap on for this one as it is very out of my comfort zone ;)

Love your take on it, particularly the envelope!!

Now I'm off to see if the super keen Mel has this one done yet ;)
hehe...cheeky aren't I :)

Mel Goodsell said...

ROTFLOL Jaki - I haven't quite got there yet - just starting now :O)

Gillian I LOVE love this. I think how you've used the envelope is so cool. You have some really fabulous techniques there.
Melx

Kirsi said...

Great card! The chap looks so pleased as his journey is paid. =o)
(I see you have used the tape measure paper, I think I have it on almost every single card I make these days...)

Susan said...

What a terrific card! Love the aged look and thanks for telling us how you did it - you are a clever lady! Must try that ink on glass with water technique.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my Blog - am at home a couple of days while I get over the flu etc and everyone is staying away so they don't catch it, and I am feeling up to making cards - isn't that wonderful??

Lythan said...

this is "office-ially" brilliant!

Kim said...

The envelope is pure genius! I love the whole darn thing!!

ATCLindaB said...

gawd you are soooo clever, it is fab work matey, well done...can I have it? :)

Loona said...

what a beautiful card ,Gillian. Love it!!

Leni said...

pretty!

Paula said...

Fab card.
I love the colours as usual.
Great dare.

Sarah said...

Wow Gillian! Fantastic card as always. Love it!

Carrie said...

love checking in here Gillian beautiful work as always

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is fab - love how you have used your envelope.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

fantastic as always Gillian!!!
Always love seeing your creations!

Kimberly White said...

I LOVE IT! And I'm inspired! Have a great day! Kim

Stacy said...

great paper!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a fabulous interpretation to a great theme. So much to look at and take in. Love it, Gillian.

Zuzu's Blog said...

I really LOVE this card Gillian.. you have put loads in your blog since last I was here.. a lot a great work.. I am off to have a browse :-)

Wife2TJ said...

What a great job! Its fun trying new things on cards. I just haven't been to creative lately. lol! Love what you made!

sharon said...

Great card Gillian, you come up with such great ideas all the time.