Hola Chocoholics! I know Amber has been so great about getting us some of our favorites goodies.. but that some of us are unsure just how to use some of them! I also know that Karen did a wonderful alcohol ink tutorial -- but I also wanted to share my favorite use for these buggers!! Everybody knows I'm kind of a flower whore.. well I also love recycling and upcycling.. so I knew just what to do when Amber threw us this challenge! Today I'm going to share with you my basics on making recycled popcan flowers!
Materials from CropChocolate:
Raspberry Alcohol Ink, Citrus Alcohol Ink, Espresso Alcohol Ink, Teresa Collins music paper.
Not from CC:
Corruaged cardboard, button, bakers twine, vintage photo distress ink, glue, Big Shot and appropriate die (a steel rule die that will cut thin metals, leather, fabrics.. etc), applicator, felt
1) Drink a soda!
2) Wash and dry soda can
3) Cut your soda can so that you're left with the most "real estate" possible.. I cut the top off right where the can starts to bend.. and same with the bottom! Then I cut one line from the open top to the open bottom.. leaving me with a curved piece of metal.
4) Cut your pieces from the metal! I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Die and cut the daisy like shape.. I needed 3 :)
5) Prep your area for alcohol inking.. grab a nonstick sheet, your applicator, felt, your metal and the colors you'd like to use of ink.
6) Ink to your hearts content
7) Mold your flower to desired shape (I curved the petals portion of the flower and left the leaves flat)
8) Glue your embellishment together..
9) Build card..
10) and embellish!!!
Now I do have to say that I had bigger plans for this card... but that flower just popped so much on it's own I left it like it is and sent in the mail!!! If something seems unsure, please feel free to ask!