Yesterday I was out and about with a friend and we stopped in a grocery store so I could buy some ribs for the BOY"S (aka my son) homecoming dinner. While we were there I found some cuuute candy and hopefully I will share a project featuring them, unless I eat all the candy first. As we left the store there were a bunch of vending machine and I saw some pretty soda cans. This reminded me of a project I wanted to try using my Big Shot. I purchased 3 cans of soda. I really only wanted one can to try this project out but the vending machine was pretty darn cool and so I had to buy 2 more cans, good thing I ran out of coins! Now I was on a mission to find more pretty drink cans (yes, my friends are so kind and indulge my obsessions) so we stopped at another store and I found 3 more really pretty ones. The bad part was I really did not want to have to drink all the drinks so my friends "volunteered" and we each took a can to drink.
Here is the can AnneMarie drank. I think it was Mango Ice Tea.
Paper: Peach Parfait, Garden Green and Basic Black
Punch: Scallop edge
Big Shot: Daisies # 2
I cut off the top of the can and then down the side and then cut off the bottom. The edges can be a little sharp so don't do what I normally do and run your fingers along them. I ran a single layer of the soda can through the Big Shot. I was able to get 2 of the large and medium daisies and 1 small daisy. The circle in the middle is from the large daisy. I used mini glue dots and dimensionals to assemble the flower layers and attach them to the box. Once I ran the can through the die the edges no longer felt sharp.
Here's the can Gail had to drink. Now this one was a sacrifice cause it was some kind of energy drink. I hope you got to sleep last night! You see how we suffer?
Paper: Basic Black and Melon Mambo
Big Shot: Matrchbox die and Blossom Party (click here for another idea using this die) and the Perfect Polka Dot folder
I love the color of this can, I just wish the contents were yummier.
Here's the can I drank which was Blueberry Ice Tea.
Paper: Marina Mist and Basic Black
Big Shot: Blossom Party die
Wheels: Very Vintage JW(jumbo wheel)
with a white ink cartridge.
I am pretty excited about how these turned out and I have more cans that I want to run through the Big Shot. I am hoping that the BOY will help me drink some of them. Now don't be alarmed if you see a short shadowy figure going through your blue recycle bins it is just me checking for pretty cans to cut up!
Check back tomorrow when the Word Play series resumes!