Sunday, February 21, 2010

Roof Flashing Rocks!!

If someone told me I'd be using roof flashing for a stamping project, I would have told them they were crazy!!! But, I would be wrong!!! Check out this awesome votive holder made with aluminum roof flashing, the Flower Folds Bigz XL Die and the Big Shot machine . . . and about five minutes of time! All you do is go to your local home improvement store, pick up some aluminum roof flashing. It comes in a roll, the one I purchased as 10' x 14". There are several types so be sure to get the aluminum. If you are unsure, just get the thinnest flashing they have. Then I cut off a piece measuring 5-3/4" x 14" (you can get 20 out of a roll) with my Craft and Rubber Scissors, then laid it on top of the Flower Folds Bigz XL Die. Put an extended cutting pad on the top and bottom, use two shims (two pieces of 5-1/2" x 12" Whisper White cardstock is perfect) and run through the Big Shot. Ta da .. you get four flowers, all cut and ready to go! Using the three largest flowers, just bend the petals up (you can fold back the tips of the petals if you want) and adhere the flowers using dimensionals! You're done - unbelievable!!!

But wait, you have one flower left, right? Well, here is what we did with that one . . .

You'll see that that flower is not smooth, huh! Well, all I did was use the Finial Press Impressions folder and embossed the roof flashing flower. Again, it is sooo easy, it really is scary!!!!

I urge you to try this. I'll be experimenting with different dies and the flashing so stay tuned. We did both of these projects this weekend at the Bold Brights and Rich Regals Stamp Clubs. I think everyone was as amazed as I was the first time I saw someone make the votive holder.

Below are a few of the products that I used to create these projects. If you have any questions, just let me know!!!!!






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