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Monday, May 2, 2016

New technique???

This is a terrible image because of the shiny panel,  You will have to trust me!  I am excited about a discovery that some of you have probably done a lot.  For a recycling piece I used the foil lid on a coffee can.  I intended to cut the Cuttlebug Thanks, but since the foil was thinner than cs, it did not cut.  Instead, it sort of embossed - looks a lot like what I call tin art that was popular a few years ago - using a nail to create tiny holes in metal.  I did sponge some black ink but it did not really fill in the word outline as I expected.  I also die cut the stars and the Spellbinder banner (border) from the coffee can foil.  This is another favorite color combo - black and white, this time with silver.  I was recently in a gift shop and saw a large collection of CAS black and white cards.  I wanted to take pictures of all of them!  The embossing is a Darice hearts folder.  I think this would be suitable as a masculine thank you.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Recycle:   Frilly and Funkie
Favorite colors:   Pink Gem
Masculine:    Inky Impressions
Paper embellishments (stars, scallops):  Addicted-to-stamps


  1. A great design and I love your newly discovered tin art.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. It is really hard to photograph shiny objects, isn't it? This was a great idea, and you carried it out beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "It's Not Easy Being Green" Challenge!

  3. At first glance I thought it was a stamp that had been pushed into hot embossing powder to create the panel. Thanks for sharing your neat "new faux tin art technique" / recycling items with us .

  4. Such a cool card. Love your recycled lid project. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  5. Such a classy card and a really cool effect! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx