I just finished up a Altered Cabinet Card swap with one of my online art groups. We each had to alter 6 cabinet cards and include some type of container to hold them. We'll each receive 6 random cabinet cards and a container of some sort, in return.
I have to admit that I was somewhat intimidated about altering my cabinet cards... until I started working on them. Oh what fun these were to do!!! I wanted to just keep going on and on. I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do before I sat down at my work table. After working on the first one, there was no slowing me down.
This is my "container". It is just a metal tin (pencil box type) that I added layers of ribbon to the outside, and altered the lid as you can see.
Incident Report - This is probably my favorite card. He was masked and the background was stippled with chalk inks. Colored his prison stripes with colored pencils. Various other stamps and embellishments.
Famous Walrous Soup - How can you not think of a "walrous". The background was also stippled with chalk inks.
Bring in the Clown - This lady inspired me with her clown-like dress she had on. I just drew the giant ruffles and colored with colored pencils. She was masked and background stippled with Brilliance inks. I colored her hair with pencils. Lots of highlighting with pencils also.
Monkey Business - This guy is simply goofy. I drew his hair with a pen and colored pencils. Added stamped images, drawn bowtie, and monkeys. Gotta love his big red nose.
A Stitch in Time - I thought she looked like a seamstress. Not to much else going on in her life? She was masked and I used oil pastels for the background. Various embellishments added.
Princess in Tennis Shoes - I masked this lady off and painted the background with acrylic paints. Did some over stamping. I stamped and cut out her dress and tennis shoes, and attached them to the card (Brilliance ink). She was highlighted with a white colored pencil. Various embellishments added.
Give these a try! You'll have a fun time doing it. Even if you only have copies of cabinet cards, they will work fine. Just attach them to poster board or mat board.