While some credit card users are creative with their spending habits of the plastic fantastic, others prefer to turn old or fake credit cards into pieces of art.
It takes creativity, out-of-the-box thinking and imagination to create masterpieces like the ones showcased in this post. See how artists have used their innovation to teach these used-by credit cards some new tricks.
Take credit to a whole new level with this contemporary credit card art collection
Now you can wear your credit card around your neck. Talk about security. The above creation is an artistic fusion of silver, a typewriter key and of course parts of a credit card.
"I'm a model you know what I mean and I flaunt my little card on the catwalk...on the catwalk yeah..."
This rather sexy credit card art choker is set to attract plenty of eyeballs. Makes us all warm and fuzzy.
Another ingenious creation from the same artist as before is this American Express bracelet. You'd better hope that card has indeed expired otherwise you might need a personal guard while flaunting this thing.
Image: HyaenaThis little frog is sure to set tongues wagging when it comes hopping your way. This creation is good enough to be showcased in a credit card museum. Hmmm... is there such a thing?
Image: boakartIt's a wrap! Credit cards as a gift box, now that's considerate. Whatever you would gift in that thing it would be a real shame to destroy this piece of art.
Image: scavenging.wordpressHere is a way to wrap your love in extra credit. It's cheap, inventive and set to be the center of attraction at the next party. Plus your credit will never run out with this nifty picture frame.
Not a bad way to beautify old credit cards. Advertising art director James Helms, made a new year's resolution last year to paint over junk credit cards sent in the mail as a pastime. When he is not busy with his credit card art he can be found blogging at Yonder Ponder.
Image: thechiveGive your light switch some credit to renew itself with this clever makeover. Bundle this creation with the credit card picture frame and you are one step closer to living in a credit rich home.
Cards like these should be standard edition for consumers. With a bit of creativity and design this artist has managed to create a timeless piece of credit that is joyful to look at. Perhaps now banks can supply us with a scrapbooking kit to personalise our credit cards.
Image: Kate Bingaman-BurtKate Bingaman-Burt is an artist who spends a lot of her time to show the world a new side to her spending habits. She's on a mission to show the world her obsessive consumption habits with her remarkable line drawings.
Image: webbysueAnother creation by webbysue. This time it's all keyed up. This could be the beginning of something... perhaps a mini credit card?
Image: imageshackThis little creation is a mini notebook made with recycled fake credit cards. A good idea if not a little fiddly on the fingertips.
Let your expired credit dance to a different tune with these nifty guitar picks constructed from expired credit cards.
Unfortunately this silvery design is out of stock and does not look to be continued in production. However, we found this necklace too lovely and unusual to exempt from our credit card art collection.
While this ring is not exactly made from a recycled credit card but more so from a recycled coffee store card the idea is certainly adaptable to use for expired credit as well. Each of the pieces of the ring are spinnable giving this creation a unique aspect and dimension.[/fin_hide]
Image: PrizedPossessionsWe never knew credit could be so charming. This charm bracelet is made with pieces of recycled credit cards and safety pins.
This recycle project is taking credit cards to new heights. By using different media, this "tower" reminds us of a tumbling credit fountain. Anyone for credit on tap?
Do you know of any other examples of credit card art, or generally weird uses for old credit cards? We'd be happy to include your suggestions in this article. Please provide your suggestions in the comments.