Monday, 14 February 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight on ... Plastic!

Whose idea was this? Oh, yes, it was Judie's! This spotlight is about using plastic on your creation. And I had loads of good ideas which promptly fell apart when I tried to put them into practice. Still, I tried some different options, and came up with this.

So, where's the plastic! Well, there are several bits here. First, the silhouette image (a freebie from My Grafico) was printed onto film. Then, it was backed onto some 'Shimmer Paper' from Craft Creations which definitely has a plastic coating on the front to give that gorgeous shimmer. Next, there are the flower shapes. I stamped a background stamp onto shrink plastic, coloured it with Sakura Stardust pens, cut out the flowers using my nesties and trusty wizard, punched a hole in the middle and shrank them. They're finished with some flower brads. The background (which isn't plastic) is some card given the same treatment (except the shrinking, of course) as the plastic. The butterfly is a (plastic) peeloff stuck onto some white gauze which I cut out, and the whole thing is finished with some card (Martha Stewart border punch) and some ribbon which, given I'm sure it's a manmade fibre, I'd be inclined to call plastic too.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot who want 'All Creatures Great and Small'
Digi Doodles whose theme is 'Nature'
Delightful Sketches whose theme is 'Get Punchy' (border punch and die cut flowers)
My Grafico where 'Anything Goes'
So, what're you waiting for? Get out your shrink plastic, your friendly plastic, your sweetie wrappers or whatever else you can think of.


Lin said...

Love how your flowers are shrunken versions of your backing paper, very clever. The whole design rocks.

Lin xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine youve certainly done a brilliant job on your card and im sure it took quite some time to achieve such a fabulous result. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous Josephine. I love the fact that you've used ore than one type of plastic. xx

Judie aka Craftymess said...

its gorjuss Josephine, just love it

Judie xx

Eiglas said...

Well Josephine, no-one could say you didn't do plastic, Hunni! LOL!
Such a pretty effect and those buttons are a perfect match for your background!

Sally H said...

Fabulous project - love the colours! Thanks for joining in the animal antics at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

skylife said...

One awesome card! That shimmer papers rocks :-)
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Sarah_W said...

I love the colours you have chosen for this, work really well together! The whole plastics spotlight idea scared me lol Sarah xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Oh this is so beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

pinky said...

Gorgeous creation, love the shrink plastic:) Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

Nicecrane Designs said...

wowww,,,,, love your back,,,,,,love the brids,,, love the colors,,,,, i really love everything here,,,,oh my,,,,,ABSOULTELY STUNNING,,,,

Melly said...

Fab fab fab!!
It looks amazing honey! I love all the different plastics you've used! Brill!!
Hugs Melly xxx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

April Reece said...

Well it has definitely turned out very well!

Francesca said...

great card, I love the colours

thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck !


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Josephine it seems ages since I have been to visit and wow this is a little beauty that image is gorgeous so is the colours and design a wonderful card thank you for sharing it with us at sir Stampalot this month.
Lorraine x


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