Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

This simple card was inspired by the Split Coast Sketch Challenge 225 (below). In honor of Earth day, Kiwi Kiss (green) was used, and also a fun touch- a pop can :).

This card took no time to make. I layered my Urban Oasis DSP onto a base of Basic Gray, in keeping with the sketch. Next I took my Craft and Rubber Scissors, and cut up a used (and rinsed) pop can. I first cut out a rectangle to be used as a matte for my butterflies.

Next I grabbed my Big Shot and SU Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die. Since this is a steel rule die, it can cut through a variety of materials, including this aluminum can. I cut two large butterflies and two small butterflies from the aluminum. Next, I cut one large, and one small butterfly out of a sheet of Sticky Pages. The graphic images of the can on the two butterflies were adhered to each other using the sticky cut. TIP: I used the Sticky Page versus Snail or Sticky Strip because I needed it to bond completely, especially on the edges. The reason for this is because the aluminum still had a curve to it from being formed into a can and I wanted it to flatten out once stuck together.

Kiwi Kiss Summer Love rub-ons were adhered onto both butterflies and they were attached to the card using mini glue dots. Pretty cool, huh?

Happy Stampin'!
Carrie

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Recipe:
Stamp set: None
Paper: Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper (113978), Basic Gray (108692)
Ink: None
Accessories: Summer Love rub-ons, Craft and Rubber Scissors (103179), Glue Dots (103683), Sticky Pages (114300)

8 comments:

Donna said...

I love everything about this card. It's just great!

Tiffany said...

This is beautiful! Great idea with using a can. Nice job!!!

Silke said...

Gorgeous card - Carrie!!! Love how you used the Sketch with this DP and the butterflies rock!!!

Thank you so much for playing the OCCC with us :) ~S~

Patti said...

SUper elegant! You went the whole nine yards!

Mary Fish said...

Carrie . . . you deserve an award for the most beautiful and creative use of recyclable material. Wow! Hugs, M

Alison said...

Wow, that really is recycling- I would never have thought of using a can! Pretty card.

Riley said...

This is gorgeous! I really love the colors!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love the butterfly! If you want something even more fun... try a Coors Light can.. the inside is the color of Baja Breeze! Check my blog post on Nov 18th to see the results of a card made with that!http://createdbyu.blogspot.com/2008/11/cool-blue-liner-who-knew-beer-can-had.html