Friday, as well as being Pizza Day around here is of course DCM dareday and this week it was our fabby Mistress of Monsters, Jo setting the challenge.
Jo says:Well, it was my pizza-loving cousin's birthday on the 5th and what with all the stash boxes lying around here being pizza boxes the idea for this card soon popped into my head. It
I seem to have developed a little bit of a fixation with old cardboard boxes....! My dare this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc...
was done waaaaaaaaaay ahead of schedule, which for me is pretty amazing!
I made the mini pizza box from a bit of corrugated craft card, downloaded and printed off a photo of a pizza to go inside and made the lettering on the label with my Robo. Starry paper is by Inspire Me papers, green & white spotty paper and the yellow stuff both from past SA kits, Grosgrain ribbons from Ribbon Oasis and brads for the stash. My cousin said "You have way too much time on your hands....." but I think he liked it anyway! I've had this pack of coloured corrugated card from Lakeland for years and failed to use any of it. Some sheets had ready cut shapes the rest were just plain. I rejected the ready cut ones - (why do I have this aversion to anything like that?) But I had the idea of using some of the uncut stuff to the petals for a funky flower along with these fab 3 Bugs papers It wasn't going to be a "removable" flower, but I spied this lolly stick poking out of the pen pot (saved in that "it'll come in useful one day" manner) and the original plan went off on a tangent. All papers 3 Bugs in a Rug "Chalk Garden" Hand cut petals and vackground for the crisscross strips from Lakeland Ltd Brads from stash. I did make some other flowers to put on this card but they just looked an 'orrible mess, so I added the extra border strip and some slightly raised up extra colied patterns cut from spare paper instead. This was a fun challenge, Thanks Jo - you made me use some stuff that's being lying unused in the box under the desk that usually is only a foot rest! The cards on the DCM blog are, as always fab. I love to see what the Team comes up with each week and then it's great fun waiting to see what the DCM Darers will make and show - it's always inspiring and exciting to see the huge variety of cards each week. Just in case you need the link, you can find the DCM blog here I took these photos last Saturday from one of the bedroom windows, shame the sky wasn't very blue, but I guess you can't have everything!