Thursday, April 2, 2009

recycled soda can

Hello. It's been awhile since I've posted. I really haven't been stamping other than for my classes and a lot of those cards have been cased, so I typically don't share those.

I'm in the midst of clearing out my craft room so that I can actually use it for crafting instead of storing 'stuff'. But when I saw the ways to use it challenge today on SCS, I knew I wanted to play. I had already tried to die cut a soda can, but I wanted to try one with polished stone on it. I used this week's sketch challenge as well.

I used Ranger alcohol inks for the polished stone technique and then ran the metal through my cuttlebug with a nestabilities die. I think I needed a couple more shims of card stock, since it didn't cut through very well, and I had to play with it a bit to get the pieces apart. The wing is dp using the smallest die in the set and then I cut off the beak. I wasn't sure how well the glue would hold the metal on, so I added a button and a brad.

The background pieces are embossed in the cuttlebug and sponged to enhance the raised portions.

what's in it?
stamps: cheep talk (SU)
ink: elegant eggplant, alcohol inks (Ranger)
paper: tempting turquoise, basic black, white, cool caribbean, dp (mat pack - SU)
other: Mountain Dew soda can, button, black brad, crochet cotton, sponge dauber, piercing tool, cuttlebug, CB embossing folders, nestabilities dies, foam tape

Thanks so much for stopping by. Comments are always appreciated. Be blessed.


Sherry Cheever said...

very pretty Melody. I love the alcohol inks on the metal! It looks so cool!

chelemom said...

WOW!!!! I love how this bird turned out! WAaaaaaay coool!

Starla said...

HOW COOL IS THIS?!! Love the idea of using a soda can to die cut...hmmm....might have to start drinking soda just so I can try this!

Susan (rainy) said...

HOLY MOLY!! This is absolutely fabulous! SO COOL!! Love that bird. The polished stone technique is perfectly beautiful.