Saturday, September 4, 2010

soda can mania has taken hold...

Greetings blogland!  I was completely correct about being hooked on soda cans.  I have cut gears, flowers, lattice, keys, locks, and book strap-y hinges.  So then I thought...hmm...wonder if I can run this through an embossing folder?  Happily the answer is YES!  Just be careful because some of the folders will cut through the can in random places and you can get unexpected sharp edges-ouch!  Sadly, the texture plates don't work as well, maybe I need to fiddle with them some more, give them a shim under the plate or on the plate or somthin'.

Here's the deets on the tag:  
*Inked with Cajun Craze, Perfect Plum, and Always Artichoke and a sponge.  And you only have to concentrate on the edges since the center is covered.
*Stampin UP! spider web embossing folder (knew I was gonna love this one!)
*Cover the metal with black acrylic paint and immediately wipe's a *little* messyDry with a heat gun.  Really.  It won't take but a few seconds as this is now a super thin layer of paint.
*Decide how much of the new Waffle Paper you are going to put on the bottom before sticking the metal on the tag with sticky strip...yeah, that would've been a good idea... 
*Stamp and layer greeting, add brads, then pound 'em with the rounded end of a craft hammer.  Stuck on with sticky strip.
*Make a spider out of a button and strips of card stock and stick him on with a pop up glue dot.  Rhinestone eyes are required. :)
*Wrap and tie the fiber around the top.  

Hope you like it!  It was great fun to make, especially the pounding of the brads.
Happy inking!

1 comment:

Julie Forest said...

Wow, Becky!!! What a fabulously creative tag!!! I absolutely love it! It looks GORGEOUSLY GRUNGE-A-LICIOUS and you've "recycled" a can!! haha! :)