Monday, 2 January 2012

Off Road

The first challenge of the New Year at Cards For Men is a favourite subject for me - Recycling. As if I don't have enough stash, I constantly feel the need to go looking for everyday materials to use in my crafting. You know its gone too far when you buy a product for it's packaging alone!! For this card, I've used a map of southern France, which I bought from a charity shop for 10p, and also a great find, the card for the cogs is a Whiskers cat biscuit box. Fortunately, we do have a cat, and a wipe with a wetwipe removes any residual smell and you're left with some really nice kraft card which has a waxy finish; I haven't tried it yet, but I think it will emboss, sand and distress really well, as the wax will resist the ink.

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  1. Brilliant card tracy, love how youve used the paper from an old map and your embellishments are fabulous, the whole card is stunning. Happy New Year to you. hugs Shirleyxxx

  2. Great idea, never thought of using a map! Love the cogs and your coloring is fab! Happy New Year!

  3. Fabulous card, Tracey! I love every thing about it!