The Wicked World Of Credit Card Art – Even Credit Cards Die A Graceful Death

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.

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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

credit card necklace

Image: webbysue

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.

credit card choker

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"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.

credit card bracelet

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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.
credit card frog

Image: Hyaena

This 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?

credit card used as wrapping paper

Image: boakart

It'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.

credit card as picture frame

Image: scavenging.wordpress

Here 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.

credit card putter

Image: thechive

If you ever run out of credit at least you can still enjoy a game of golf. Interestingly enough this thing actually works in practice too as can be seen on this video. As long as you are not tempted to pay for your after game beer with your putter all is well.

credit card art

Image: badbanana

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.

credit card light switch

Image: thechive

Give 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.

credit card design

Image: eboy

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.

creative credit card

Image: Kate Bingaman-Burt

Kate 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.

credit card keychain

Image: webbysue

Another creation by webbysue. This time it's all keyed up. This could be the beginning of something... perhaps a mini credit card?

pink credit card

Image: imageshack

This little creation is a mini notebook made with recycled fake credit cards. A good idea if not a little fiddly on the fingertips.

guitar pick

Image: financialfacts

Let your expired credit dance to a different tune with these nifty guitar picks constructed from expired credit cards.

credit card earrings

Image: replayground

Show off your credit in style with this dangly earring creation. Made from expired credit cards this jewels will never get you into debt.
credit card necklace 2

Image: uncommon goods

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.

credit card charm bracelet

Image: PrizedPossessions

We never knew credit could be so charming. This charm bracelet is made with pieces of recycled credit cards and safety pins.

credit card wall art

Image: superk8

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.

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    KristenOctober 19, 2010

    Where would I get expired/cancelled credit cards to do projects with?

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      JeremyMay 20, 2011Staff

      Hi Kristen

      That’s an excellent question. In most cases people cut up their credit cards and dispose of them.

      I’d suggest speaking to the marketing department of any local banks to you – they may have some generic / anonymous credit cards they can supply you with for your projects.

      Send us through some photos when you’re done – we’d love to feature your projects on our blog! :)



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