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Clockworks-Nacho Average Challenge #11-Heat Embossed Aluminum Cans

Wow!  It is Week 11 over at the Nacho Average challenge site.  This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.

 Here's my contribution:

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For a little added texture, I used one of my all-time favorite techniques: embossing aluminum cans using my Big Shot and embossing folders.  This technique is so easy to do and is a great way to recycle and reuse aluminum cans.  Start with a empty, rinsed out soda pop can.  Cut open the can (see a video tutorial here), flatten it out, then run it through the Big Shot using an embossing folder.  For this piece, I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I wanted to add a pop of color to the aluminum, so I heat embossed it.  I dabbed Versamark on it to cover, then embossed using Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and my heat tool.  I then cut the piece down to size and punched the edge using my Scallop Trim Border punch. 

It is a little hard to photograph, but hopefully this photo will give you an idea of the texture and deep cherry color.  It looks great in person!

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 Here's the original sketch:

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 Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 






Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Clockworks

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Versamark

Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Accessories: coke can, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Ovals #2 Die, Scallop Trim Border punch, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, heat tool, paper piercing tool and mat, brad, Dimensionals


Happy Stampin'!