Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Ok, Kelli...what are you talking about? Flashing is a roofing material used to weatherproof your roof. You'll see it around chimneys or vent pipes. It's generally made of some kind of sheet metal. The stuff that's pretty easy to find your local home improvement store is made of aluminum. It comes in rolls with sizes from 6" wide to 14" wide and as long as 50 feet or more on a roll. Most of it is silver in color but I was able to find a coated flashing that was brown on one side and white on the other. (If you need to know more about flashing, check out this Wikipedia link.) For my particular project, I purchased a roll of flashing that is 14 inches wide (the same size as the Bigz XL dies) and 10 feet long.
A couple words of caution. Flashing is SHARP! I cut myself and didn't even know I was bleeding. This is not a project for kids. Also, you will probably need a card stock shim when you cut the flowers out. Even through it's thick enough to go through with a cut, you do need a little extra push because the material is so thick.
Go try making yourself a great little tea light holder out of roof flashing! I bet your hubby will be pretty impressed you 1) know what flashing is ;) and 2) figured out a unique way to use some of those scraps. I really want to stamp on this stuff. I'll report back with the results!