Saturday 22 February 2014

Take two cans ...

It's back to work on Monday - half term is over so back to school!  It's a real shame that holidays seem to pass so quickly but it will soon be the Easter Break, I really shouldn't wish my life away!

The sun has been shining today so maybe Spring is just around the corner - it sure helps to lift the spirits and bring a smile to your face.

This week the challenge at "Less is More" is to use METAL.  I wanted to try and use something more than just a brad (which is the only metal embellishments in my stash) but didn't really know where to start.  To cut a long story short I decided to use two soft drink cans, a Tim Holtz die and an embossing folder- this is the result:

Close up of the flower to show the embossing
I used the following:

Coca Cola can
Fanta Can
Tattered Flora Die by Tim Holtz
Versafine Onyx Black
Woodware Clear Magic Sentiment stamp
Paper Piercing Essentials from Stampin Up



  1. I know what you mean about the holidays flying by Elaine, but it won't be long before Easter! Love your gorgeous layered flower with its fab pierced frame. Vicky x

  2. The faster the time goes now, the nearer spring gets yaay! Your card is gorgeous and you`re much braver than me. I thought about using drink cans but I`m a scared they`ll cut my fingers to bits lol. What a wuss I am.
    Lynne xxx

  3. What a fabulous card xx Jan

  4. Such a pretty card Elaine. I'm back on Monday as well - where did that week go?? :0)
    Margaret x

  5. Half terms don't mean the same to me these days since my retirement 8 years's all half terms these days for me!
    Elaine this card is stunning and just perfect for our challenge this time!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  6. Your card looks fab, what a great idea to use parts of drinking cans as metal!

  7. Wow Elaine, what a great idea and stunning card
    Thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
    Guest LIM commenter :)

  8. Love your canned flower Elaine, so original! Did you cut yourself at all? I must look for a tutorial on cutting cans!
    Val x

  9. What a perfect idea to use drinking cans for the flowers! Love your card! Enjoy your day, Gerrina

  10. Aren't you good using soft drink cans - I showed myself up by using BEER ones! LOL This is a fab card - the flower is amazing!

  11. cool the pierced frame...


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