Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A card with metal!

Hi Everyone, a card today with an "Oops, I'm late" attached to it. I completely forgot that I had a DT card to do for today, so looked at my ideas for cards and cased this card pretty quick. I originally saw it HERE but can't find it on the blog now.
The challenge at -
My son had just finished a soft drink in a can, so I grabbed it quick, cut it flat and held it over the gas hob, to get a patina on it. DON'T do this without an extractor fan and a tool to hold the can while holding on the flame. The "right" side can flame, so PLEASE be careful.

I then cut it with a scissors to the size I wanted and embossed it. I also die cut the number out. The card was embossed and the paper and metal attached, then I stamped the sentiment and a little pattern onto the number circle. Quite a quick card! I used -
Crafters Companion basket weave folder.
  freebie magazine number die.
Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder 
 Craft Sensation paper pad
stamps magazine freebies
Tattered Lace circle pin dot die


  1. A super card Faith, your embossed soft drink can looks fabulous - very creative of you.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. Thanks for the warning about doing this technique...Looks great x

  3. Brilliant card love both the embossing and very creative use of metal
    Carol x

  4. Well that's quite the quick card, my friend! Love the embossing on the can - food for thought! Such a great masculine make!

  5. I've never used a pop can, but it sure does make a neat metallic element with the embossing you did!

  6. Faith, OMG you are so creative. Never give you a torch, hehe. Remind me never to say that we need a project with jeans you might rip the pants off some man just to make your card, LOL. Let alone a zipper..... sorry now I'm being naughty. When I read that on your blog I laughed so hard. I'm sure you were making your son chug that soda and he was belching all the way home.

  7. Great idea Faith, the embossing looks fabulous xx

  8. The embossing looks great on that can! Creative idea, fun card too!

  9. Very clever Faith. Great masculine card. Pat K xx

  10. Wow, Faith, what a fabulous card! Brilliant upcycling of a drinks can, too!!

    love Mags B x

  11. WOW awesome bit of recycling....very very inspiring!!!
    Dr Sonia

  12. Surprise! Look who FINALLY made it over here! lol What a great card!
    I love what you've done with the metal piece! Wonderful embossing all over!
    Guess what? I got clever and have now subscribed to your blog! Duh!
    Don't know how it took me so long to think of that! ;o)

  13. Whoa this is seriously so cool! That card looks amazing and great new technique!!

  14. Awesome card Faith and great technique too, I have used a can before but I just cut it and inked it ;) Viv xx

  15. Fantastic card, Faith. I love your technique! This card is stunning! Kisses, my friend.

  16. Gosh - didn't realise crafting could be so dangerous! Great effect though.

  17. Wonderful idea with the can and great result.
    Beautiful card.


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