Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hetty bugs a can

For all of you who love to try metal in their embossing folders, I have a tip for you today: Go shopping!
When you go to the supermarket and do your regular shopping, take another look at the soda cans. Some have beautiful colors (and even the drinks inside are nice too!!) . When you are home and have finished your drink, take some garden scissors and cut of the top and the bottom of the can. Now you can flatten te metal and lay it inside your embossing folder.You can also use the metal side (inner side of the can), but for the double metal embossing, the outside is great. Once you have run it trough the cuttlebug, you take some sandpaper and sand your metal before you run it trough the cuttlebug again with another folder. I used my asian flowers and swiss dots folder for this one. And one more tip: the ceapest cans work the best, for their metal is much softer!
Papers and stamps for this card are all by Club Scrap. It is from the May Blossom collection.

There is more inspiration on my Craftchaos Blog:

6 comments:

Diana said...

Great Job Hetty.......I always have pop cans around here and will have to try them with these techs.
Thanks

Lynn Stevens said...

I Love using soda cans in my art. I guess you could call it "pop" art! LOL. Your piece is beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card- and will have to give this a try! No soda pop here, I'll have to pour out a can of beer.......LOL!

Evelyn S. said...

It's a great idea, Hetty....and the colors are wonderful.

stamps&cars said...

Bugs a can.......ha! Great job!

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