Friday, June 22, 2007

DCM weekly dare - Tagged

This week at Daring Cardmakers
it's our Rhi's turn to set the dare
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!
Bits I've used for my card are- Bazzill Cardstock, 2 tags from boys clothing, Photocopy of vintage newspaper, chipboard letters, ACME label maker, label holder, ticket, Paid Stamp, Stampin Up Aged to perfection stamp, Versa Magic Black Ink Pad, Acrylic Mesh (this is the mesh that's left over when they stamp sequins in the factory, you can usually buy this at shops like Spotlight, or other craft shops, in different sizes), Gesso, and my sewing machine.

so I've made you a little slide show to show you how I made my background for this card, I always love to see how people create things, so thought you might like to also, let me if this is helpful, maybe I can do this again for future cards...






So have you Dared to DARE yet?... Come on I DARE YOU!!!

41 comments:

Leni said...

very nice card.

jaki said...

So now you are a mind reader too!!
I saw you card over at DCM and raced over here ready to ask how you did that background and what did I find....a slideshow of how to do the background :) You are wonderful to us all!!

Love your card and it just so happens I need to make a male card to pop in the mail (LOL!) on Monday ;)
So I guess I will be digging out a tag or two and taking up the dare (again!)

Flower said...

What a perfect card for the young gentlemen in our lives!! You nailed it! Awesome tutorial - that's really cool!

I Scrap therefore I am said...

fantastic Gillian - just fantastic! thank you thank you thank you!
Petrina :)

Rein said...

Great card, love the design!

Kathy said...

Gill, this is fab. I love the way you've used the mesh - I never know what to do with the stuff - using as a stencil is a great idea.

Your little slideshow is a brilliant idea.

Kimberly White said...

Wonderful card! Loved the slideshow! Had a question about yesterday's credit card painting ... do you let the different paints dry in between or do you do it all together? Have a great day! Kim

Sarah said...

Not only a fab cardmaker but a movie star too! Love the slide show, how clever of you to make it look vintage like a silent movie!
Awesome card too, I love it!

Lythan said...

that tutorial in silent movie stylee is just wonderful! The card is great for a teenager I reckon

Em's Blog said...

I love this and thanks for the tutorial!! I'd never have thought of using mesh like that :o)

Julie said...

well well!! Excellent slideshow presentation!! I can't wait to get started on this dare! :)

mum on the run said...

Great card and fab video!!

Thanks very much, will definately use that technique, though I have a sneaky feeling I binned all my mesh as I never used it..

Maggie Ann said...

Fantastic slide show tutorial..thank you. Your card is great..love the black & white embellishments.

Rosie said...

Great use for the mesh and love the overall look of this card. Fab slideshow btw!

http://freycob.blogspot.com

Rosie

1craftygal said...

You amaze me!!! It's awesome! I love the video along with it as well!

Esther said...

love the touch of red, and thanks for sharing your background technique!

Scrapbook With Vanilla said...

Just amazing!! You are full of hidden talents too! LOL Great idea for the slide show ;)

Samm said...

Simply fantastic!!! what a great slideshow too!!!

Samm
x

manicstamper said...

The crane is working overtime Gillian.....lol!!!
Fantastic card and I love your little video on the background technique.

Gillian said...

this is such a great double dare, great colour combo and funky look to this card. thank you for sharing your invalueable tips :)

Paula said...

Geat card & prefect for the gents!!
i did a bloke one too but I was sat waiting half the day to upload it as we were havig electric storms AGAIN!!! Its meant to be summer!!

Hazel said...

Love this card and the way you used the mesh. Have been having a nosey down your blog - great stuff!

stamp and scrape said...

Oh my word - how on earth can we keep up with you? The slide instructions only need a glimpse of Charlie Chaplin to look completely authentic!! You are SOOO clever.
As for the card - isn't it good to have boys? Mine thought yours was totally 'cool'!
Ros

Penny said...

very cool card indeed, and yes! More tutorials, that was great!!

Kim said...

Awesome job on the slide show - that's great! Love the card...the one below too! :-)

iralamija said...

VeeRy Nice! Gillian I love your slide show!! TFS!!

Bety :)

Kelly said...

Great card as always Gillian - and totally LOVE the old, vintage movie look for your slide show!

Monique said...

Very cool slideshow! hugs,Monique

Melanie said...

i've spent the best part of an hour drooling in this blog lol,so rather than comment with a 'wow' on every individual piece i'll do a big 'WOW' on this part,i love all of your craft its stunning.
xx

Leigh said...

Fabulous card Gillian, and I loved watching your slideshow, thanks for sharing.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Gillian
this card is just fabulous! every inch!!!

Scripture by Design said...

Lovely lovely and grungy Gill! Must look even more stunning IRL!!!!
Cute slideshow...felt like I was watching an old western!!!

Natty said...

You get such cool tags on boy's clothing! Fab card and great ideas. Love the slideshow! hehe

Cheryl said...

Love the card, and that background is fabulous! Thanks so much for the video!

Rainowgirl said...

Hi Gillian
I love your card and thanks so much for the video. It was helpful and fun to watch.

Di

deb said...

Fantastic card Gillian, the video is brilliant too.

I love this weeks theme, hope I have time to play, fingers crossed.

Leisa/Scrapsidaisy said...

Top card Gillian! I have just been playing with that acrylic mesh too - only used mine as water for some dolphins to jump in! I love the texture! Will pop back and enjoy your slide show when I get a minute!

Rachael said...

My son would love your card. I love the little film show of how you did the background, very informative, thank you.
x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

I love this and the video on the background technique is fab so thanks for that one - will definitely have to try that out!

Mrs Frizz said...

OMG - this is absolutely wonderful ... you are one amazingly talented creative lady.

Zuzu's Blog said...

Oh Very VERY cool Gillian .. a fantastic grunggy looking piece and the vidio is fantastic.. I vote you do LOADS more of them :-) ..


Thanks for this one anyway ;-)