One of my all-time favorite things to do with my Big Shot is to cut aluminum cans. (for more information and an instructional video, please visit here)
I saw this idea in the recent edition of the Stampin' Success (one of the many great reasons to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator-great ideas delivered right to your mail box every month).
I knew this project was right up my alley. I created this frame as a thank you for my hostess at a recent SU! workshop.
I purchased an unfinished wooden frame at my local hobby store and painted it using black acrylic paint.
I cut open and straightened out a coke can and then ran it through my Big Shot in the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. Since the embossed piece was a little smaller than the 4x6 opening in the frame, I matted it to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock.
I stamped and cut out flowers from the Vintage Vogue stamp set. I added a rhinestone to the centers of the flowers and popped them up on the frame using Dimensionals.
To create the "friend" tag, I punched out a scallop oval from the left over can. I stamped the greeting using Rich Razzleberry ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder so it would set and not smear. It is also popped up using Dimensionals.
I think it turned out really cool!
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Coca Cola can, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, wooden photo frame, black acrylic paint, scallop oval punch, clear embossing powder, heat tool, rhinestones, Dimensionals