Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bottle Cap Flower

There is a new challenge up at the Scrap for Help blog!  This month, participants are free to use any type of recycled material.  The only two requirements are that the project: 1. be for or about a father, and 2. be inspired by one of the cards posted by this month's guest designer, Angie Barrs.  Here is what I came up with (below):

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Company), patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), wire (Artistic Wire), corner rounder (Creative Memories), alphabet stickers (BasicGrey), ink (Autumn Leaves/Stampology), ribbon (Berwick Offray), buttons (vintage), thread (DMC), adhesive (3M tabs and 3M foam adhesive).

I took my inspiration from this card by Angie.  Since Reed's Ginger Ale (above) is my husband's favorite beverage, I thought he would enjoy having a Reed's bottle cap in the center of his flower (below).  To form the flower petals, I cut petal shapes from patterned paper, and then I crumpled and inked the petals to give them more texture.  I adhered these petals to my card with foam adhesive.  For the second layer of the flower, I twisted some red beading wire into shape, then adhered it atop the paper petals.  Finally, I used more foam adhesive to attach the bottle cap to the center of the flower.

I'm a great fan of yellow-on-red, so I enjoyed creating the sentiment for this card (below).

My husband was out of town on a business trip last week, and when he came home, this is what he found waiting for him: my card, looped over a pack of his favorite ginger ale (below).  After the ginger ale is gone, my husband can hang the card near his desk.

Thanks for looking at my project.  Have a great week!


Lu C.Y. - Babalu said...

Uau! Eu amei a ideia da tampa de garrafa!
Ficou lindo!
Obrigada pela visita!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Wow!!! This is stunning work!!! I´m in love with your blog and I´m follower now.
Thanks from my hart for play with us !!
Kisses and huges from Brazil

Lean said...

your dad with love this cool work!!!
thanks for playing the challenge i hope you had fun byeeee,Lean

Ann said...

So sweet Denise! I love the red and yellow contrast. Another Scott/Dan bond is Dan loves Reeds Ginger Ale too!

jeanie g said...

Love your take on the Challenge Denise. What a thoughtful gift for hubby too. xx

Sam Wright said...

Hi Denise
This is super cute!! Thanks so much for your concern and your lovely comments on my blog. Luckily the riots are not where near where I live..Thank God!! There are some strange people in the world and they are making Brits look like idiots which im not happy about! never mind as long as they stay away from my ill be fine :-) thanks again sam x

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Mônica - Belém-PA said...

Adorei sua proposta. Criativa.

Obrigada pelos comentários sobre o porta - temperos.