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Embossed Metal Picture Frame

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.

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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.

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I think it turned out really cool!

Supplies Used:

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

Happy Stampin'!