Hello everyone, today I have details of this week's Daring Cardmakers Challenge which is "Recycle It". Svenja is hosting the challenge this week and wants you to make something using some kind of recycled material. This doesn't have to be a card so go wild altering a box, a frame, anything as long as you use something recyclable in your makes.
The design team have some great inspirational ideas over on the Daring Cardmakers blog where you will find more details of the challenge.
My card uses a piece of paper tablecloth and an old cork placemat, both of which were destined for the bin, a piece of old manila folder and some black ribbed card from my scrap box. I even made a coaster for my craft room with part of the cork mat as a bonus!
I bought the stamp and die some time ago to make male cards and thought the cork mat would be ideal to use for the stamped corks. A card blank was made from papermilldirect Christmas red card and this was embossed with a brick embossing folder, I was thinking of a wine cellar. The corks were stamped in black and heat embossed before cutting them out. These were mounted onto a piece of black ribbed effect card and a die cut Cheers was cut from the red tablecloth and added above the corks.
The black card was mounted onto a piece of the red tablecloth, then onto a piece of the brown folder then onto the main card. A sentiment was stamped underneath in black ink.