One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans and add them to my card creations.
I'm always on the look out for interesting designs and colors on aluminum cans.
Fortunately, my husband is a craft beer drinker and is always bringing home new beers to try. Often, these beers have interesting labels on the cans. My husband drinks the beer, then I confiscate the cans to create!
This was certainly the case with cans of Colorful Colorado Pale Ale made by Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont Colorado.
I was able to make to cards out of one can.
The first card reminds me of an old-time post card.
It's a perfect sentiment for me: "Greetings from Colorado!"
And, I like how the sky is a perfect match to the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that were available during Sale-A-Bration.
Here's the second card created using the other side of the can. On this side, the Left Hand logo is dropped down a little more, so it made it harder to cut the can using straight edges. So, I trimmed around the mountain and down below to logo. The top of the mountain sticks above the card.
Here's a picture taken from their website of what the can looks like.
I should have taken a photo before cutting it up!
Hope you'll give this a try.
If you do, you'll never look at aluminum cans the same again!
Paper: Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets
Accessories: alum can, tin snips, scissors, Mini Dimensionals