Soda Can Rose For You…

About two days I was working on this project. When I saw a title “Rocking It – Heavy Metal” for the challenge on Y.OU K.NOW Y.OU R.OCK!
I came up with idea to make a card using a soda can!

That was so much fun!

Metal RoseHow I made it.
First you need to drink something from your can. If you don’t like soda, ask your husband or boyfriend for an empty beer can. I am just joking! After you rinsed it of, cut the top and the bottom. Then cut in the middle of the cylinder. Now you will have a rectangle shaped can. Be very careful – the edges are sharp. I used a paper trimmer from office supply store to trim the edges. I heard that it is also good for the trimmer. It sharpens the knife.

Second. You need to make your rectangle flat because it will still be kind of curly. For this I used an iron! There is a wonderful tutorial on how to prepare your soda can for crafting.

Now to the stamping and fun part! Stamp the image you like on right side of the soda can (side that was outside). StazOn ink works great on metal.

For next step you will need polymer mat and stylus. I embossed first the whole stamped image. Just follow the lines of your image. Don’t forget to put the mat under the soda can. Then flip it over and put an acrylic plate or use your table (it should be a hard surface) and go around your lines that you just embossed. In order to give a “puff” to your image, flip it on the other side (the side where you stamped), put soft mat under and imagine that you are coloring your image. Forgot to say that for this step you can use large paper stump (I used stylus with large ball on the end). Flip it again and you will see that you image is “popping” out of the metal. After that I painted the whole sheet of aluminum can with white acrylic paint. Let it dry and sand it with sanding block.

To put the ribbon inside I used the slit punch from Stamping Up. I punched the butterflies with Fiskars punch. A little embellishment – stamped tag, craft wire around and jump ring. I used designer paper from DCWV called “Once Upon A Time”. To give a little bit of a texture I used Cuttlebug embossed folders.

May be this will inspire you too!

I would like to thank you Deb Neerman and Julie Koerber for the very rocking blog!!! And of course for giving us a chance to find our creativity in different ways, for the challenges and for making our stamping life fun and enjoyable!!!

Wow! That was a long post. Hope you didn’t get bored!
Thank you for reading and visiting me!



Supplies: clear acrylic stamp from Inkadinkado, black StazOn ink, designer paper from DCWV, eyelets, sheer ribbon (from my friend), Fiskars punch, clear dollar stamp, craft wire, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Sizzix die-cut machine, stylus, aluminum can.

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17 Responses
  1. Oh my goodness– this is too pretty for words! I love the almost rustic look it has!!! Thanks so much for playing! YKYR!

  2. Maria Matter says:

    Wow! This is too cool! Wow!!! A soda can! Wow…did I say that already! I love it, looks fabulous!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  3. Deb Neerman says:

    WoWzA, Elena, this is fabulous!!! Love how you made your focal image out of a soda can!

    Thanks so much for playing in our challenge; you know you rock!!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  4. Вера says:

    Дорогая Елена! Роза твоя напоминает мне времена мужественных рыцарей и прекрасных дам их сердец! Такая необычная и такая волнующая работа!
    В конкурсе моих любимых работ эта композиция на первом месте!

  5. jana says:

    Wow never thought to do that from a can
    Great job

  6. Henderica says:

    Hi Elena,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments 🙂
    Yes we do have a lot in common 😀
    Love the things you made
    I added your blog in my google reader so I can can visit you again


  7. margaret says:

    Thanks for visiting at my blog. I like your soda can card very much. I’ve thought about being frugal and using cans for crafting, but have had so little time of late. I appreciate your inspiration. Maybe I’ll have to find some time. 🙂

  8. This is so cool! Who’da thought to emboss a pop can! Love the effect and the clear instructions!

  9. Ida says:

    You amaze me – Always trying out new techniques and this one is fantastic!

  10. Annapurna says:

    Very nicely done and TFS the details. Looks very rustic yet elegant. Thanks for stopping by and cheering my metal creation 🙂

  11. Inna D says:

    Большое спасибо за тёплый комментарий в моём блоге. Хотелось бы увидеть, что получается у вас с вашим ребёнком 🙂

  12. EllenH says:

    Yes, just as I thought!!! Your metal work is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  13. Nancy Grant says:

    You’re so brave to use the aluminum like this. I am so terrified to cut myself. In the end your card turned out very well and original.

    LOVE IT!


  14. Allison says:

    Very cool and very smart!

  15. Kerry D-C says:

    Wow!! this is FABULOUS! How neat to use a can on your card!! You are so funny about asking our DH for a beer can!

  16. Dee Jackson says:

    This is gorgeous!! I will have to try this. Thank you for the wonderful instructions.

  17. Mel M. M. M. says:

    WOW! You ROCKed that heavy metal alright. This is amazing! What a fabulous technique. Thanks so much for sharing how you did it. :O)

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