|METALLIC FLOWER EMBELLISMENT|
Soft drink cans are a case in point. As long as you use the fairly thin ones and proceed carefully, it's possible to both die-cut and emboss them to make embellishments.
The red flower on this card has been made from a diet coke can and a floral nesting die. As there was a lot of red on the can, I was able, by careful positioning of the die to avoid having to colour anything. (The stamen was cut from a silver section, and the whole stack held together with a silver split pin).
Mostly, the reverse side of a softdrink can is silver, however, so if you do need to add colour, the marker pens that you use to colour rhinestones and peel-off stickers can be used.
Thin aluminium is easy to shape so adding additional dimension is really easy.
The background is just metallic pens through a floral stencil onto black card, and I've added a bit of curling ribbon to make it match in, as the gold pen seemed to dominate.