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!!