A very good friend just celebrated her 40th birthday and I really wanted to present her gifts in something different than just a wrapped box. This was my first attempt at making an altered paint can but I think it came out pretty nice.
This is a view of one side of the can. The leaves were cut out using the Cricut Storybook cartridge. (I'm loving this cartridge) I used a heavier weight Bazzill cardstock so they were very thick and sturdy. Both the shadows and images were cut at 3 1/2. I had to set my blade depth to 6, pressure to 5, and speed at 3. They cut out beautifully.
Before I glued the leaves to the shadows I ran them through my Xyon upside down and added fine glitter. After they were glued together I placed tiny pearls in a few places on each leaf.
A view of the other side:
I also created an ATC card to use as the tag. Since her gift contained some Flower Soft and a Flower Soft stamp I used it on the stamped image so she could see how it looked. I also used the Happy Birthday Cuddlebug folder to emboss the foil paper.
Oh, the big envelope behind the can was made from 2 12x12 pieces of paper from the DCWV's Blossom & Butterfly stack. I machine stitched the two pieces together. It was made to "wrap" some EZ Mount that I had for her.
So.... that is why I haven't posted in a while. Busy, busy, busy!