This fortnight at The Male Room we would like to see your masculine creations made using 'hardware' e.g. brads, eyelets, charms. etc. As Christmas is not too far away I chose to make a Christmas card that carries it's own present in the form of two bottle top baubles, these can be removed from the card and hung on the tree.
These bottle tops are from a pack of new tops I had in my stash, you could just as easily make these with used ones once they've had a wash.
Place your bottle tops in a basic sandwich of base plate and two clear plates (Bigshot), like you would for an embossing folder, and roll.
I was a little cautious at first but they squash very well giving you a great metal disc to decorate.
Using PVA I glued around the ridge on my tops and covered with silver glitter. Next I stamped a snowflake on white card and embossed it in silver, adding a tiny blue gem to the centre. The next one was the word Noel stamped on to patterned paper and embossed in silver.
Then both images were die cut, these measure approx 7/8ths of an inch, this will vary depending on your bottle top.
Each top has another card disc on the back which is stuck firmly over the silver thread which they will hang by. You could write a tiny message on them just for the recipient.
The baubles are hung from a die cut pine branch edged with Distress Ink Faded Jeans, which is mounted on foam pads on a snowfall textured background.
Doing this meant that it would be hard to write on so I die cut a bauble shape from plain white card and stuck it over the back of the blank after colouring it blue, now there is somewhere to write and the greeting is peeping through the bauble die cut, disaster averted!
The baubles are hung on the branch and fixed on the card with blue tac so that they will come off easily, I shall add a small note in the card to let the recipient know this.
Materials list - available from your local craft shop
Snowflake and 'Noel' - from clear stamp sets.
Stix2 Anything - Iridescent Glitter
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