Sunday, August 8, 2010

Heavy Metal & Tutorial

Good Morning Everyone.
It's it's time for a Paper Sundae's Challenge

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(And no I wasn't paid to say that.  LOL)

Our challenge this week is METAL.  
You can use brads, paperclips, etc.  The sky's the limit, just use your imagination. I decided to really go outside of the box and go inside of the can.  :)I was drinking a soda when I realized what I was going to do for my DT card.  Don't you just love it when an idea strikes you like that?

I don't know if anyone's every done this before...I'm sure they have.  But I thought I would do a tutorial to show you how/what I did.

You will need the following:

Drink up a soda (Sunkist is my FAVORITE), rinse it and pull out your favorite embossing folder and die cutting machine.  You'll need a good pair of strong scissors, I used a pair of kitchen shears.  Carefully cut the can.  I had to puncture it with the scissors below the rim where the aluminum is thiner.  Run the can under the tap to make sure it's really clean and dry it off.  I cut both ends of the can off and cut it in half so that I had one large piece.  (Sorry I deleted that photo)  Please be very careful.  It is sharp and because it is so thin it will cut you like a paper cut.  

Now that you have your piece of aluminum you'll want to put it in your embossing folder and run it through your machine.  Don't worry about it harming it.  It's really very thin.  Good cardstock is thicker than this aluminum, believe me.

And there you have it!!  I of course shaped this up since it was all jagged by cutting it with my paper trimmer.  I have a Tonic guillotine cutter.  I'm not sure how well other cutters will do, but mine cut it like butter.

Use a good adhesive like Scor-Tape.  

And adhere it to your card.

See.  Easy Peasy!

Since this was my first tutorial and I'm not really sure if I explained the process well enough, please email me or leave me a comment with any questions.  


Stamptacular Sunday = #71 Snips & Snails
Paper Romance = #10 Teen Thing
Pixie dust Studio = #34 Cute as a Button
Cards for Men = #16 Off on Adventure (Space)
Penny's Challenges = #35 Anything Goes
Dutch Dare = #83 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday = #124 Whateva
The Secret Crafter = #95 It's a Man's World
Bee Crafty = #35 All About Image
Digi Doodle = #19 Your Favorite Stamp
My Partner in Crafting Crime = #8 Teen or Tweens
Creative Inspirations = #40 Recycle (Soda Can)

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp: Pink Cat Studio (Boy Robot) digital
Paper: MME (Lil' Robots)
Accessories: Sprocket Gears (Tim Holtz) Nestibilities: Label on
Ink: Colorbox (Smoke Blue)
Font: Computer generated (Barcode font)
Copic's Used: B95, C3, C2, BG0000, BG10, YR18, YR12, YR31


Sylvia said...

what a great card! thanks for the tutorial, too! love the embossed metal sheet.. absolutely perfect together with the cute little robot :)
Sylvia xx

{Jane} said...

Great card & fab tutorial too

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

fi's cards and crafts said...

Wendy..great card and fab tutorial...I didn't know to do that...will keep this in mind for next time.


Basslady said...

this is so cool!

makes me smile at once!

xoxo silvi (germany)

bosenberries said...

Great card love the sentiment and that tutorial will come in handy! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Annette said...

What a clever & cute card! I love the metal embellishments too! Thanks for playing at SSC this week.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Super cute card! Love the robot! Thank you for joining our challenge at DDSB! :)

craftykitten said...

Hiya Wendy,
Great fun card hun and brill tutorial. Thanks for joining our recycling challenge at Creative Inspirations.

Kerri said...

I never would have thought of this! Thanks for the great idea and tutorial! Your card is so super cute, and I just love the gears and the sentiment~how cool is that bar code??? Awesome creation, girl!

Katja of Katzz said...

Great card, great tutorial... Thanks for joining our challenge at DDSB. Good luck!!!


Cheryl said...

this is just great,love how you have recyled,your foil too thanks for joining us over at creative inspiration,s hugs cheryl xxxxx

~Jeri~ said...

Very cute Wendy!! Love the image and the colors you used. Thanks for the tutorial. I always Diet Sunkist cans on hand, so this will be fun to try. Thanks for the tutorial!! I think ya done a great job!

Cor* said...

this idea is BRILL!! Fantatic . I am gonna have to try that one! Thanks for sharing this stunningly (is that a word) creation with us at Creative Inspirations this week. Good luck.

jude said...

Wow this is cute love the recycle element !Thanks for joining in with us this week over at Creative Inspirations.Good Luck
hugs judex

LindaC said...

Very clever using a can!! LindaC

Courtney said...

This is fabulous! I love the metal! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


Gemma said...

WOW realy nice card for boys this is! Love the way you embossed the matal and shared this technique with us! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week, hugs Gemma

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FABULOUS and great job on the tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome creation with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!!

Judy said...

What an adorable card!! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Paula said...

This is brilliant - I'm really getting into the Cuttlebug so this is so timely for me. Love the whole concept of your card too, that stripey paper is gorgeous.
Paula (PEP)

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely adorable card! Just love the metal from a soda can you used and embossed! Awesome idea! Your tutorial was fabulous - thank you! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cards for Men! Hope you'll be joining us for the next challenge!


Pascale said...

Great texture in the embossed panel a great choice for our favourite stamp theme at Digi Doodle shops best challenge Hugs Pascale

Shana said...

Thanks for the tutorial - what an amazing idea for the metal challenge! I always struggle with male cards but this card turned out superb!

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a clever idea to use a can! With the number of Pepsi cans I have in the house, I could do this so easy! Love it! And it made such a wonderful card! Great image, too!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our For The Boys challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Crystal said...

Absolutely Fabulous idea! I never, ever would have thought of that one LOL! Love your card so great & I love the sentiment!

Lori said...

You did a marvelous job on your first tutorial! I've learned some things here...thank you : )

Thank you also for playing along with us at Paper Romance Challenge. Your card is very creative. I love all the great metal on your card!

Love and hugs ~

Basement gal said...

This is a fabulous project and funnily enough I was playing around with soda cans too the other day, punching die cut flowers out of them. Thanks for entering my challenge at creative inspirations.

TracieB xx said...

Wendy i love this card and I would of never thought to use an aluminium drinks can in my cuttlebug, brilliant.

Thanks for joining us on SCS Challenge.

TracieB xx

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wonderful card, Wendy! I absolutely love the embossed metal pop can!

chrilvian said...

lovely card

Paul said...

Great idea with the aluminium. The robot is brill too. I'm enjoying having a look at all these great male inspired cards - loads of wonderful ideas. Thanks for drawing my attention to your blog and letting me visit.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really awesome. Love what you've done with the soda pop can and the other metal embellishments!

Hugs, Karen

P.s. If you love challenges my new sister blog is purr-fect for you! Hope you will stop by and check it out.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is terrific, great tutorial, will have to give it a go...thanks for sharing your idea...

Fantastic Male card!!!

Thank you for joining SCSC this week

Vicky x

Amber said...

Fabulous creation! Super technique. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Marianne-db said...

This is so cool! Thanks for the tutorial. I really love all the details on yor card!
Thanks for joining SSC this week!

jo said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best! :)


Anita said...

Your card is adorable. What little boy wouldn't love to receive that cute robot? Thanks for the great tutorial on the embossing.

Annika said...

Such an uber cool card, love the robot and the sentiment, so diferent, quirky and fun! I'm a bit afraid to try the technique for metal though, knowing my clumsy ways I'd probably end up with punctured artery, lol

alicaz said...

love it! the tutorial was well done - easy to follow!
Great papers and metal wheels!

Donna said...

Thank you for sharing the Copic colors you used. Your work is gorgeous!

JR Creations said...

WOW! Cute card and great idea. Thanks for playing at My Partner in Crafting Crime.

Jenny T.

Kate said...

Wow! I would never have thought to emboss a pop can!! Thanks so much for the tutorial on that.
I just love the card - the metal with those bright colours. And your little UPC sentiment just takes the cake on this one!!

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