Saturday, 9 June 2012

Cardboard Crazy

Last week I made 2 tags from cardboard for challenges. To make them, I had to cut up a box, which meant I now have loads of cardboard which is just begging to be used up. The problem is, when I start cardboarding I can't stop. So here are some more pieces I made this week.

The image has been stamped onto speciality stamping paper from LaBlanche using Archival red, and then fussy cut. The lovely lady from Da Vinci is from Lost Coast designs. I mounted the image onto some designer paper from Webster's Pages, which has again been used behind the cardboard. The cardboard has been distressed, inked and embossed with my *dirty mix* EP again, as has the flower. I mounted it to make an easel card.



The cardboard here has been distressed as before. The 'Mona Lisa' (LaBlanche) and the quote have been stamped onto speciality card using stazon olive. I added some lace, some string and a large glass bead. I like the contrast between the cardboard, lace and string. I am linking to Out of a Hat Creations, who want to see favourite stamps.


And lastly I made a postcard, which I intend to send through the post to see how it survives the journey. I used the same techniques as before, stamping the images this time with archival green.



Okay, that was enough for today. I still have my working space full of cardboard, so will stay calm and carry on....
Have a good day you all, and thanks for dropping in!


22 comments:

  1. These are sooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous, one just lovelier than the other! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. What an amazing use of packaging-I'm am blown away by these for sure. So much to take in and think about in all of them.

    Thank you for joining us at Out of a Hat with you favourite stamps

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. These are gorgeous Valerie, hope your floor's not too messy with scraps of cardboard! Have just enjoyed Cissie's Polish feast from yesterday too. Have a nice weekend. Suze xx

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  4. Morning Valerie. Amazing projects. Love them. Great use of the packaging. I'm like you. I store it up because I love to use it and then have a splurge. Love the textures. Fabulous stamps you have used. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters this week. I was hoping you would join in. Have a lovely creative day.
    Regards Florence xx

    P.S. Just seen the e.mail. Will sort that out :)

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  5. I love your use of the packaging, all are fabulous pieces.
    xxx Hazel.

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  6. ooh I love cardboard, especially stripped to show the construction. Your die cut flower is fabulous love all these pieces XOXO Zoe

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  7. These are gorgeous Valerie, I love corrugated cardboard and I also have a huge stash of it. It always surprises me how well it works with delicate lace and pretty things x

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  8. great use of all that cardboard. Very artistic!

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  9. Great inspiration, Valerie! I LOVE Da Vinci's gals!!

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  10. Hi Valerie these are fabulous makes for sure. Like everyone else I also love using cardboard. Those stamps are just gorgeous. Ooo and that flower love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Out of A Hat. Hugs Sandra XXX

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  11. Gorgeous work Val, nobody works cardboard like you do! Just been reading up on Cissie and Jason, too! Hugs, Barb

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  12. Just love these and hope the postcard makes it through the postal system intact :)
    Von x♥x

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  13. Valerie, great way to recycle. Love your creations.
    Thanks for entering my giveaway. Farm chicks was awesome!
    hugs Lynn

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  14. Wow, inspirational pieces, have some cardboard stashed away at home, methinks I will get using it soon.
    Yvonne

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  15. Love these cardboard uses Val. I think Mona Lisa is my personal fave. I have tons of the stuff from all the packaging from all my household purchases. I did have to recycle the large boxes at the recycling centre but it really hurt to let them go. How daft is that?

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  16. I love your cardboard work! That p/c is just fabulous as are all the tags and cards.....I have quite a pile myself but wasn't sure what to do with it...now I know.

    I received your p/c today and it's SO pretty. Soft and elegant and full of the vintage touches you do so well. I love it! Thanks so much.

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  17. Hi Valerie, This cardboard has sparked a really creative stream! You've made beautiful cards, love the vintage stamps and all coloured to perfection, xxx

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  18. Amazing pieces, I love the rough and delicate combined together in such contrast! These are really gorgeous, love how you embossed it too!

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  19. Hi Valerie,totally love your favourite stamp it's gorgeous,
    great use of scrap card board.
    Thanks for joining us at OOAHC
    Janet x

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  20. I would like to know about the stamp--Art is not a thing it is a way. I think I should buy that.

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  21. These are fantastic, Valerie!
    I really like your use of corrugated cardboard, clever!! :]

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  22. oh these are great - love the use of cardboard it is so grungy and contrasts beautifully with your favourite stamps. Love what you have done! Cx

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