Thursday, February 19, 2009

skinny tins

Before the end of the year when I was trying different things with the skinny tins, I had experimented with craft ink and clear embossing powder. I think they turned out nicely, and I used a couple of them for gift certificates during the holidays, and will probably continue with them for birthdays and other occasions (there's a wedding coming up soon). I also made a few with a sizzix embosslit alphabet called pink lemonade, which I think is retired now from their collection. It makes great embossed letters on a cut out circle. I used our SU! 1/2" circle punch on some magnetic adhesive backed sheets that I got at Staples (the kind that are the size of business cards, so you can make a magnet out of your personal cards), and backed each letter with a magnet disc, then added them to the inside of the skinny tin (they stick great and don't slide around). You can then spell whatever you want and mount them to the outside of the tin, changing it whenever you want. The tins stand up if you don't shut them completely, and you can view your creation whenever you'd like. I apologize for the quality of the pictures, embossed letters and the shiny tin surface make it pretty tough to get anything viewable!

1 comment:

vickiw said...

Hi, I bought some skinny tins after Christmas for .25 and was wondering what I could do with them for a graduation reception. How did you get the green on them in the background? I would love more info. please please