Friday, April 15, 2011

Can Metal Butterflies Fly?

Can Metal Butterflies Fly?
Using Aluminum Cans with your Sizzix Big Shot

I am on a mission to create something in a large bulk and inexpensive but creative, functional & cute.  In that process for the other item, I made this:
I cut a pop can using kitchen shears, taking off the top and bottom, being left with a nice sheet of aluminum.  I recommend rinsing it first so it is not so sticky.
I cut it out using Beautiful Butterflies Stampin' Up Sizzix Bigz Die.
After cutting it out with this die, I ran it through the Big Shot again but this time embossing it, rather than cutting, using Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I bent it a little too look more like a natural butterfly and then adhered it to a clip.

{this is what the die looks like, by the way}

Voila! Ready to go!  Now my mind is racing with what I can do next with this new medium!
Enjoy and thanks for reading!


  1. sorry in simple terms how did you manage to get the pattern on the metal?
    Thanks :)

  2. Just seeing this message..sorry! It takes the tool: Big Shot by Sizzix and any Embossing folders from them. I bought from {me} Stampin' Up but other designs are available at craft stores. There is another band called Cuttle bug that works as well. When the can within the embossing folder rolls through the Big Shot, it is impressed with the desin. Super easy, once you have the right tools.