WOW that was a good close up shot!!
OK I've taken about 20 pics LOL, and I just can NOT get one that good! So I hope this will do as I have a blinding headache tonight and I've just given up trying to get one any better
Here's what I think (although it's all guessing really)
Firstly the tin doesn't cover the foam completely. Looks like I just got good photos in the beginning, but it doesn't really matter does it? (as long as it's not sharp)
Yours looks bent? Did you do that to take the photo or is it just the way the light is hitting it? Anyway it shouldn't be bent (just in case they are coming out like that)
Your foam does look a lot thicker than mine, so maybe that would make a difference too? Like I said, I bought one even thinnner and it was awful.
And other things I thought of: ALWAYS cut with the tin facing the die, (tin side up NOT foam side up) this creates a better cut.
'Kiss' the tin first with the die - i.e. don't cut right through the first time. (I don't honestly know if that helps or not, it's just the way I've always done it)
And - Some people put theirs through a pasta maker first (
) I don't have one, so I've never done that, but it couldn't hurt to try it out if you do?
I'm adding an out of focus photo (sorry about that) so you may be able to see that you can see my foam also, but It's also thinner than yours I think.
OH - And
Always try as much as possible to match the foam with the tin (colour wise) and then it's not so obvious. Having said that, we have some green 7-UP cans here and I have been putting them on green foam but personally I've decided they look better on black?
It's part of the make up of the pendant anyway - so you are going to see it sometimes. I don't think it spoils it at all. And now I'm selling these as well and I haven't had ANY complaints YET
Hope this helps