Friday, March 11, 2011

Pretty in Metal

Happy Friday morning!

Firstly, I want to say that my heart goes out to everyone in Japan today ... I am so saddened by the natural disaster happening there and hope and pray not too many more lives are lost.

Today is my Stamp-Free Friday project for PaperWorksCo and I have been inspired by my friend Lorraine to do some work with a used pop can.

Using a stanley knife, slice off the top and bottom of a pop can (very carefully) so that you have a flat panel of aluminum to work with.  Wash and dry it off and you're ready to go.  On this first card I punched the metal with the small and medium retro flower punches, punched a hole in the middle with my crop-a-dile and inserted a brad.  A beautiful metal flower and a perfect embellishment!  And just in case you're wondering ... no, the edges aren't sharp at all!  The papers and ribbon can all be found over at PaperWorksCo.

For this second card I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die cut and then I ran it through an embossing folder.  After that I took copic R24 and airbrushed the flower ... oh, this was so much fun!  I used the heat gun quickly just to set the ink as it was a bit sticky after airbrushing it on the metal.  Again, the papers and brad are all from PaperWorksCo.

These cards are totally different to what I normally do but they were super quick and such a fabulous way to recycle some of those pop cans!  I hope you like what I've shown you today and are inspired to look around your home and see what you can recycle and use on your cards!!

Danielle x


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
I love the embossed background and the gorgeous layout. Fabulous card.
Fiona x

kimmie_35 said...

I love this... great card!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Danielle two fabulous card love the simplicity of them and your gorgeous flowers. with hugs Shirleyxx

dolcreations said...

Danielle, that is really unique! I can't believe the edges are not sharp at all...very effective result. I just love the embossed look you gave on each card!

downrightcrafty said...

wow love that effect you are so very clever and looks so classy
Hugs and have a great weekend
Kate xx

Sharon said...

These are gorgeous Danielle. They are both really elegant and I love the embossing.

joey said...

Danielle this is so pretty that metal flower is gorgeous. Joey x

maryse n. said...

Love the idea of embossing the metal! I'll have to try this.

Lorraine said...

So pleased you had a go Danielle your Mum loves the idea and is making lovely things. The card looks great simple and elegant. Hugs xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Danielle.

Hugs Riet.xx


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