Saturday, November 5, 2011

Recycle ... Recycle

Don't throw away those Coke cans.   I recently taught a class where it was all about recycling.  If you missed the class, read on ...

Here we took a piece of packing foam, mounted a 5x5" piece of Clear-Mount Cling Foam (pg 205) and ran it through the Big Shot using the Lattice Bigx Die (pg 222).  After removing the cling protector sheet, I attached it to a large clear block (pg 205) and used it as a stamp, inking it with VersaMark ink and coating the stamped image with white embossing powder and heat set it with a Heating Tool (pg 201).

Next I took an empty, clean soda can, cut it with an old sharp scissors and ran it through the Big Shot using the Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die (pg 222).  This made the flower (above).  Some white bakers twine and a retired cordory button finished the card.

Here's another card using some scrap retired DSP strips, mounted on Sticky Paper Sheets and then run through the Big Shot using the Top Note Bigz Die (pg 222).  The flower was made using the Island Floral Bigz Dies (flower base and leaves) and two embossing folders -- Perfect Polka Dots and Petals A Plenty (pg 219).  I ran a scrap piece of the can through the Petals A Plenty and punched it out using a circle punch then backed that piece with a piece of black cardstock punched out with a slightly larger circle punch.

Next time you have a soda, think twice before you discard the can.   Recycle it into a pretty card!!

By the way, I used the Big Shot a lot in this class (and all the time).  Stampin Up has extended their FREE Big Shot offer through November 15, 2011.  Yes, you can receive a FREE Big Shot or $100 in free merchandise by simply signing up for all the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.   Visit my site for more info or call me!

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