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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Feb. Angel Art Blog Hop : Go Green

This months Angel Art Blog Hop theme is "Go Green"! We could use the color green, we could make something for St. Patrick's Day, or we could recycle something to use in our project!! So I made a trio of cards using green as my pop of color, kind of and Irish feel, and I used a soda pop can for a decorative element!! I know that I have done this soda pop thing before, but this time I added some alcohol inks and embossed them with the spellbinders impressabilities that we are now carrying in the catalog. I also used my nestibilities labels 4, and scalloped hearts to create some of the shapes I used. This was such a fun theme, I can't wait to see what all the other participating Angels did for their projects! Please stop by their blogs and take a look too! I am sure they would all love a comment or two about their projects too!



















Participants:

Shirley http://glitteredpaws.blogspot.com
Christine http://christines-creativetherapy.blogspot.com
Rita W http://stamp2stamp2.blogspot.com
Laurie http://laurieunger.blogspot.com/
Chris http://allamericanstampers.blogspot.com/
Diane http://www.thesmilinstamper.blogspot.com/
Stacy http://stacy.typepad.com/angel2389


I love how these cards turned out, the embossing really adds so much to the metal, but the alcohol ink gives it even more! Did you know that you can use your Copic refill inks for this technique! I also lightly sanded the surface after I did the inking technique, just to bring out a little silver color and I think i gives it more depth. Cutting the shapes with the nesties works beautifully and kind of curves the edges so you don't have any sharp spots to worry about.
If you want to try this all you need to do is cut the ends off a soda can , be careful the edges get really sharp!! Cut it down the seam line and fold open, then use a paper cutter to trim edges straight. I then ran it through my Big Shot with one of the impressabilities. Slightly sanded the surface, and added the alcohol ink, 2 separate colors and blended with blending solution. When I had the color I liked, I heat set it and then sanded the surface again to bring back a little silver and give it more depth. Then I cut my shapes and made my cards, I was able to get all three of these cards from one pop can! There are photos below what I did. If you are an Angel and you would like to join us, head on ove to Paper Wings for the details!






















For these cards I used:
Stamps: Script Background t2898
Bookoo Blessings t2892
Fabulous Frames t3255
Great Greetings t3114
Unexpected Joys TB 3149
Paper: Ivory and Kraft Cardstock
Ribbon, alcohol inks, buttons, crimpper, nestie hearts and lables4, lables1

22 comments:

Rita said...

Your metal embossing is fantastic! Thanks for the instructions on how to do this too! Great set of cards. rita w

Christine said...

oh my word--how cool are these! great cards!

Glittered Paws said...

OMG - how awesome talk about original and green - thanks for sharing the instructions with us.

Laurie Unger said...

Awesome job using the pop can and embossing it! great cards! TFS!

Teresa Jenkins said...

Amazing! I so need to try this out... Beautiful work!

Bridgett said...

Beautiful cards. I love, love, love them!!! What a fun way to reuse a pop can!
Angel Hugs,
Bridgett

Stacy said...

Wow Angela these are amazing! Love the tutorial and how everything turned out. GREAT cards :)

Chris said...

What an incredible set of cards - and I would've never guessed a soda can for that lovely embossed look. Thanks for sharing the "how to"...what a great place to hop to!! :)

Trudy Osborn said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

kssdesigns said...

This are AWESOME! I love the color combo and the layouts and everything!

Junieb said...

All I can say is , WOW!! These are gorgeous! Love the tech you showed!

Diana said...

Gorgeous cards! every detail is sooo awesome!! TFS!

Debra Hensley said...

Very cool Angela! Love all the cards and love the soda pop can technique. I hadn't seen this before. It turned out beautiful!!

StampinCarol said...

Absolutely love the metal embossing! These are great!

Chelsea said...

these are terrific! I love how you used the soda cans!

Susan said...

I absolutely LOVE these cards!!! As I sit fustrated about not being able to create ANYTHING, along come these cards which inspire me!! Thanks Angi....you are talented beyond belief!!!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)

Anonymous said...

These are awesome! You definitely outdid yourself this time! Sandy D.

Seleise said...

ooh - love, love, love the use of the script background stamp and the nesties, embossing and pop cans - fabulous! TFS!

Kim said...

Wow! Awesome projects!!!!!

Monica W said...

Loved the use of metal! Great idea!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Angela these are spectacular!! Great tutorial!

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