Friday, March 9, 2012

Trash To Treasure

Today I have a card to share in which one of the pieces was made from this aluminium can. I like using these tall cans because it gives you a bigger surface to work with. First you clean & dry the pop can. Then using a very strong pair of sissors or tin snips you cut off the top, down the side & cut off the bottom of the can. Be VERY CAREFUL because the edges are VERY SHARP. You will then have a retangular surface to cut from. I used a Spellbinder Nestie die on mine. I then wiped the entire piece with ink, covered it with embossing powder, tap off the excess & then heat embossed it.  To attach it to my card I punched holes & used brads. (I haven't found a tape that will cause the aluminium to adhere.). My image is a pre-coloured vintage that I found on line. I also used Spellbinder dies to cut out the flourishes & leaves. The layered flower with brad center & twine are all from my stash. The DP's are by Simple Stories. Well, I guess that's it. So would you like to see my finished card? Here we go...

Just look at these sweet faces...I think these little girls feel so blessed to have recieved a puppy.
Hope you're feeling blessed too.



Sugar Creek Hollow - Trash to Treasure

Simply Create Too - I'm So Lucky



What an inovative approach! It'so beautiful. This ia my definition of turning trssh into treasure. Good luck on your challenges!


Nancy: Your card is so very pretty--I love your image and that you re-purposed the can--I was expecting to see the 'front' of the can--after looking I realized you used the back--neat job. Thank You for visiting us and entering our new challenge, Challenge #8 "I'm SssOooo Lucky!"

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Patti P.

Nancy, you are a whiz...I love the aluminum as your base and never would have thought about cutting it my dies. Your image is a beauty and just perfect on your card. Thanks for taking our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. We love seeing you.
Patti SCH/DT

Payne Holler Cards

how very clever!!! didnt know my dies could cut a can LOL
thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow (-:


Great project, thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Looking Glass Vacations/Holly Young

stunning! I've done this with spellbinders snow flakes for christmas cards, but I never thought to do it on other shapes! Great job!

gorgeous! thanks for sharing with us at SCH this week!

Holly SCH DT


Stunning Nancy, very vintage and gorgeous i love your work x

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