A hint and a Metallic Garden!

My turn my turn my turn to give y’all a hint!!  LAST hint for our final release:

Hint #3

Hint #3

Figured it out yet???  Remember to leave a guess in the comments section here and on the first 2 hints for a chance to win a free digi of this new one.  Hint 1 is at Taylor’s and hint 2 is at Gretchen’s in case you need to backtrack!!



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I had SO much FUN with this card and will likely turn it into a gift set with some additional pieces (really need to resurface on my etsy shop!)

I used 3 challenges for this idea:

TLC216 over on SCS – use soda cans

OCCC – recycle

TSSC66 – MJ’s sketch:




i did NOT add the sentiment piece but it’s a close match!


What do YOU think?

Metallic Garden

Metallic Garden

Both the center circle and the layered flowers are cut from soda cans (any neighbors who saw me out on the front porch at 5am digging through the recycling were probably wondering a little….). 

img_1018I can’t believe how easy it is to use these – i cut off the top and bottom and then cut straight down to unroll it.  it is actually VERY thin and does not result in sharp edges like i thought.  i used staz on for stamping and copics for coloring as those work well on slick surfaces. 

the soda cans cut super easy with both nesties and boss kuts – i would imagine anything would work!!  I bent the petals forward just slightly for some good dimension.

added a pez-a-bling mosaic style border – quick and easy with a little scor tape!  Dots of stickles and TA-DA!!!


Here is a closer look at the mosaic-style border – actually light weight since the little embellies are so light!  It was easy to do – i just laid some scor-tape down on piece of cardstock, added the bling and trimmed.  gotta love scor-tape!

I was trying to get better pics but it is SO gloomy here it was near impossible – i am getting closer and closer to setting up some sort of pic taking area that will be more dependable!!

I will definitely be doing more of this soda can business – i have several more ideas for it!!!

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Stamps: Inkadinkado

Inks: Staz On – Cactus Green, Vibrant Violet; Copics – V17, V15, Y08, G07

Paper: SU – Gable Green, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum; DCWV – Nana’s Nursery Boy

The Rest: Empty soda cans; pez-a-bling, Boss Kut die – Design-a-flower #0678; Scor-tape, Stickles – yellow, lavender

Now don’t forget to leave a guess for a chance at a free digi!!!!!
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15 Responses

  1. How about 2 gardeners or the boys playing in the dirt and like a farmer.

  2. This is really lovely. Great job on the recycling part!!

  3. wow, that is really neat. You always have such fun idea. Great card, thanks for playing along.

  4. My computer doesn’t love me because I didn’t get the notice of the last hint again. The stamp is great though & worth the wait.

  5. WOW – this is so beautiful!!! Super cool card for the *recycling* theme!!!

    Thank you for playing the OCCC with us!!! ~S~

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