Posted by Jayni on May 19, 2012
I’m on a roll in the new craft room and have checked off the man card that I needed to do! I’m not quite sure if I like how this card really turned out, but it will have to do I didn’t have any Cricut cartridges with a motorcycle so I turned to my trusty Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) program and did a quick internet search and came across this website that has tons of free SVG files http://wecanbeaoriginal.com/blog/2011/07/free-svg-file-download-motorcycle/ and I have to say that I should have used all the pieces because hers is much cuter! So here is my card followed by a quick tutorial on how I did the pop can embossing, I know I have done a video on this, but I still wanted to show the process.
Allright so I have a lot of pictures on the process, and if you have any questions go ahead and ask!
So start with a clean pop can and cutters that are able to cut through the aluminum lid.
Next start by cutting off the lid carefully, cut the can in half-length wise, then trim off the bottom
As soon as you have your rectangular piece, I actually found that the aluminum is thin enough to use a rotary trimmer, so from there I just cut it down to the size I wanted which was about 3″ by 5″
Next I ran it through my cuttlebug to emboss it, using my favorite folder for guy cards “diamond plate”
The embossing should flatten your pop can piece out, but if it doesn’t just throw a hot iron on it with the setting turned all the way up until it flattens out. When attaching it to cardstock or paper, make sure to use a high tack double-sided tape so that it doesn’t peel up from your paper.
And that’s all there is to it! Again, if you have questions let me know and I hope you find this to be a useful tutorial! Have a great day