Today I've been cutting up bits of a metal drinks can to make a card and I managed not to cut myself.
One reason I chose the cutting machine I did (Big Shot) was because it was able to cut various things apart from card.
When I saw that the challenge at Less is More was to use metal, I knew it was time to try it out. I searched the house for a can and my son managed to produce one from his room! He was 18 last week so I suppose he is allowed to have Strongbow in his room now.
For anyone who doesn't know the can is gold and black and this is what I managed to cut.
The die cut with no trouble at all. I ran it through and back again but the metal is quite thin so it was easy.There is some embossing in on the petals which has not come out. Perhaps if I used a different sandwich it might. I'll have to have a play. I am new to all this.
I matched each centre with a different flower for some contrast. There was a bit of writing on part of it but that adds a bit of interest.
This is a flower die from a set by Elizabeth Crafts - Tags and More 3. Sentiment is Paper Smooches embossed in black.
It did make some tiny shards of metal, which I will probably find in my foot later, but the edges of the can were not really sharp or you would have seen blood on the card too.
I wasn't able to find a can of another colour in the house but I can imagine I'll be choosing drinks in the supermarket by the colour of the can now! I like the idea of using the tiny circles as accents on cards.