May 31, 2010

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peak Volkswagen Bug


I super love this stamp. I can’t wait to create with it again!

Isn’t it just groovy! I am looking forward to doodling some flowers on this and trying to make it look tie dyed with Copics! But with the funky papers I chose, I figured a solid coloured car would be better! Besides, in my Google search, I could only find groovy vans, not Bugs. Unfortunately, from the angle I took the pictures at, you can’t see that there is a band of funky floral paper covering the middle third of the can anywhere the tag doesn’t cover. I have a guy friend who works at a quilting store repairing the machines and he is so used to girl talk and girlie things that I think he will be fine with the flowers on this. I am going to give him this, full of his favourite snacks, as a thank you (along with taking him and his wife out to dinner) after he helps us with out fence this summer.

VW bug can top

This can uses a very fun and environmentally friendly technique. With a safety can opener , remove the BOTTOM of a pull top can. Use the contents and wash well. I don’t recommend using anything too stinky (I tried refilling a jar of chopped garlic once and the small permeated even after washing)! Then cover the can remembering that the opening is the bottom. After filling with your choice of a gift or treats (put the top of the treat bag at the bottom when filling) and glue the bottom back on. Voila! The pop top still works and pops open like brand new.

I hope you are inspired to make something great for the guys in your life! Today is the last day for the reveal by Clear Dollar Stamps for June! Be sure to visit Clearly iStamp to see the other team members who are revealing this stamp set on their blogs and to see the full set!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Volkswagen Bug-CDS
Ink: memento black
Paper: DP and tag-Imaginisce, white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: can, ribbon-SU!, foam dots-Jody Morrow, circle Nestabilities (to cover can lid)


Cassie said...

Very cool idea. . .I love doing it! Your bug is adorable, Rebecca ;D

Stacy Morgan said...

Cute gift idea!

Sassy's Ramblin's said...

What a really cute project! That bug is adorable!

Linda Anderson said...

Totally and absolutely fabulous!!!