One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans and add them to my card creations.
(Instructions and a link to a video tutorial on how to cut the cans can be found on this page)
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!
Recently, he had Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Co with this fun image on the cans.
The artwork on the current can is number 5 in the Denver Pale Ale Artist Series, and the artist is Adam Vicarel.
According to Great Divide's website, "Our Denver Pale Ale Artist Series is an ode to the city we've called home for the past 24 years. With a beer name like Denver Pale Ale and a home in the RINO Art District of Denver, we decided to turn the can into a canvas and let local artists show off their stuff. Every year, a fresh can will be released exhibiting artwork created by a new Denver artist."
Perfect for me to craft with as well.
To create this card, I cut and opened the can using a pair of tin snips. I trimmed it down using my guillotine paper cutter.
I matted it to a piece of Calypso Coral card stock. I secured the 4 corners with brads from my stash, then attached it to a Basic Black card base.
The greeting is from Snow Globe and was stamped on Calypso Coral card stock with Memento Black ink, then punched out using my 3/4" circle punch. I then matted it to a Basic Black 1/2" circle. It is popped up using a Dimensional to complete.
So easy, and I have a one of a kind card!
Here's what the front of the can looks like: