Friday, April 25, 2014

Take an Empty Drink Can

Take an old drinks can ,die cuts
and some alcohol markers and what do you get !!
I saw Mary do something wonderful with an empty soda  can on her blog
and filed it away for future use as I had an idea for using tin.
Skip forward a few months and I was ready to have a go myself.
I had carefully kept a couple of tins which I had washed out and left to dry.
Surprisingly, cutting them up was really easy.
 The tin sheets went through my Big Shot with no problems too.
 
This is the result.
I wanted to make an anniversary card to depict 10yrs (tin).
The anniversary was yesterday and the card has been received
so I can  now show and tell.
DP is by Raspberry Road 'Ancient Age Collection no1.'
SU Card Stock for the Stepper card shape.
Britannia word die for the sentiments
Spellbinders 'Rose Creations Die for the flower and leaf.
Odd tassel found  on my desk .
(Not sure where it came from but waste not want not and it was the right colour!)
Promarkers used to colour the tin shapes once cut.

View showing Side Stepper shape , a new one for me.

Back view  for writing sentiment on.
Spellbinders 'Deckled Rectangles' Die.

Close up showing the distressed edges.
Using T.H. Distresser.
This is another gadget I have a love/hate relationship with.
I'm told I'm not rough enough  with it so this time I went to  town on it!
 
Entering into the following challenges:
Die cutting Divas #162 Use something recycled.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #121 Use your snippets (tassle, empty can)
The Squirrel and The Fox #68 Use a die cut or punch.
Crafty Cardmakers # Handmade flowers.
Make My Monday # Distress it.
Technique Time Tuesday # Side step card.
The Crafty Bloggers Network # Die cuts or embossing.
A Creative Romance#  Recycling .
Card Making Mamas #85 Earth Friendly.

37 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so creative and a wonderful way of upcycling a can.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Irene said...

Just brilliant Mrs. A.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sherry said...

It's lovely, and perfect for the anniversary card!

I've cut up a tin can before but never used one in my Big Shot (yet) - still on my 'to do list'.

Hope you have a nice weekend xx

Debbie said...

Great idea Mrs A, the flowers are fab. Debbiex

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
What a genius idea. Not sure my Grand Calibur would stand the tin action so will admire rather than copy.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant creation, fabulous idea, very well done.

Kath x

Di said...

Oh you clever sausage Mrs A! This really is gorgeous :) I think it's wonderful -but do you have a Bigshot AND a Grand Calibur - sheesh I'll be round to burglar you :)

Off to bed here, back complaining just a tad - owe you an email, will reply ASAP! Mine's a whisky and lemonade please :)

Hugs, Di xx ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

rachel said...

oh so clever - I love this xx

Sandra H said...

Oh thats amazing Mrs A xx

Sari Jokinen said...

Wow! Now this is such a clever way to make embellishments!Love how they turned out, the shape of the card and the colors! Thanks for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

JansArtyJunk said...

This is so cool Mrs A...must have a go a making a metal flower.. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Twiglet said...

Great bit of re-cycling! x Jo

SARN said...

Best use of an empty drink can I've ever seen! Lovely anniversary card Mrs A xxx

Margreet said...

Me too had set this idea aside, but I love to see how you used it!
Have a great weekend!
xxx Margreet

Anne Bente said...

It is super nice wawww ♥

Thanks for joining us at It’s all about the vintage and beauty♥

Sue said...

This is totally brilliant Mrs A!! love it I've seen cans used before but never dared to use them but this is stunning..lots of huggles Sue xxx

Hettie said...

Great card there Mrs A. I love my BS for this kinda thing.
Hugs
xx

Mynn xx said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! That flower is amazing and I LOVE the colors! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! HUGS and have a happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

Lin said...

What a gorgeous flower! I have used this technique myself in the past, you can even diecut really fine and intricate scrolly patterns! The most dangerous thing, of course, is cutting the can up, after that it's pretty much safe.

Sorry it's taken me a day or so to get round to your lovely card.

Thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us

Lin
Crafty Cardmakers and More

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Your card looks fab and what a good idea to use tin on your tin anniversary card! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas, good luck. Susan x

Ellen said...

What a clever way to use a soda can! Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining us at TTT! Have a blessed day.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super use of the soda can Mrs A, the flower is beautiful.

Warm hugs
Maarit

My name is Cindy said...

Brilliant idea though I have never been brave enough to try it myself. Thank you for playing at CCM&M this time. Cindy

Bonnie said...

What a perfect 10th anniversary card! I have some little flowers made of soda cans. They have long stems and I've stuck them in a plant thinking I'd use them for inspiration. They weren't colored though. Yours are much prettier!

Connie Wallenbrock said...

Who would have thought they were tin? They are stunning!! I just love the card and I am so glad you shared!! Thanks for linking up at Die Cutting Divas. Scrappy hugs, Connie

Pat N. said...

Wow, your card is amazing.Great recycle project. TFS your beautiful creation at DCD.

Lisa S. said...

How clever! I love how the flower turned out on your fab card. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox. Lisa DT

MaryH said...

Clever you to think of the 'tin' for the 10th anniversary. I am so loving this beautiful rose and on a step card to boot! Magnificent. Thanks for the shoutout, but this one makes my little b'fly look measley by far! Well done on this one. It's just gorgeous, and I'm so glad you got highlighted so I could pop over to enjoy it. TFS & Big Hugs.

MaryH said...

Oops, forgot to say: for all those with the GCalibur, I think it would handle the soda cans (or beer cans...whatever) just fine. The material is really very thin. I will try it in the GC and report back, but I truly think it would be ok. I've used the CBug and it cut it great too. I just use the Big Shot more often.

Louise van Vuren said...

Going to try the tin cutting idea! This is a beautiful step card, perfect for the occasion, I'm sure the recipients were amazed! Thanks for joining in with our last challenge at TTT, thank you for your support too
Louise xx

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant card Mrs A - your step card is perfect for the occasion. I'm not sure I would have the courage to put tin through my Cuttlebug though. Elizabeth xx

Meggi Bischoff said...

oh, this is a good idea and a beautiful creation.
thanks for joining with us it´s all about the Vintage and good luck.

gr. meggi

Suzi B said...

Fabulous! thank you for joining us at MMM
Suzi B x

Jaanuska said...

This is just amazing.. What a wonderful idea and a gorgeous flower!
Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty! :)

Katy said...

Wow!! This is really awesome. I love the flower--it is so pretty and you made it from an aluminum can. That is so clever. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us for Technique Time Tuesday! :)

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I can't tell you how impressed I am with this card. The tin flower looks really good and the colours on it are super pretty. You do step cards so well and you have duffed to perfection. Thank you for such a beautiful card x

Teresa said...

A brilliant creation, thanks for sharing it with us at A Creative Romance.
Hugs Teresa