Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Not Just for Christmas!


These stylish "Creative Expressions" Christmas stamps by Sam Poole are certainly not just for Christmas! Having been on a whistle stop tour over the last couple of weeks, I totally forgot to make my brother's anniversary card....realised that I was a week overdue! Plus he lives in America so that's probably another week overdue by the time his card arrives! Feeling very guilty!

This card started as a Coke can...I annealed it in the flame on my gas hob to get the pattena and then embossed and pierced it. The beads are coke can too..just cut into strips and rolled up.

I finished the card off by stamping the swirly flourish around the edge.

I'm entering this into 4 challenges:

"House of Gilli - Monochrome"

"Crafty Cardmakers - Recycle"

"Critter Sketch Challenge - Monochrome"

"My Partner in Crime - Use any Freebie"

For this last one...my stamp was "free" as I am on the design team for Creative Expressions and of course the coke can was recycled.

10 comments:

hazel said...

A brilliant card. I love how you've used the Coke can.
xxx Hazel.

Jacq said...

Hi there,
What a Fabulous Card!!! Love the clever use of the coke can for your focal point and embellishments. Brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Susie Little said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Why not try for the DT? Thank you so much for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers!xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Wow what an awesome creation! I love how you have recycled the coke can! Thanks for playing at Critter Sketch for our monochromatic challenge!
Hugs,
Georgia CS DT

Lin said...

We both seemed to like Coke!

Love your embellishment it's gorgeous. I hope your Brother watches his fingers on those beads though, lol

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers with your fabulous recycled creation.

Lin

Gabrielle said...

Wow! This is wonderful. I love the whole project but I have never heard of the word 'annealed' before! Great word and great technique! I always used Alcohol Inks on mine so I'll give that one a try!

NancyD said...

Very lovely card. Love the charm and mulberry paper. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge this week. NancyD

Perfect Crafts said...

Hello,
Beautiful project.
Thank you for sharing with us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
Hugs,
Justyna x

Rachel x said...

Gorgeous card- I'm really intrigued by your technique with the coke can, it looks fab!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Robin said...

Thanks so much for joining us in our 'use a freebie' challenge at My Partner in Crafting Crime,
Robin