Monday, November 05, 2012

Copper Leaves


Hi everyone.  I had so much fun making this card.  Quick and easy ... but I love the way it turned out.  The photo doesn't do it justice ... so much better IRL.  I used a copper sheet and heated it with my butane torch until it changed colors (pink, orange, copper, etc.) ... and then mounted the copper in-behind my card front with the negative die-cut from Poppy Stamps (Lorelai Outline Leaf).  I kept the outline die in place, securing the bottom of the stem only, and pulled the top branches forward to give the card some depth.  A simple sentiment stamped in black finished the card.

I'm entering this into two challenges ... Paper Players #120 (Give Thanks) ... and SCS CAS Challenge (#195 - pinterest photo inspiration).  The photo is of fall leaves, so this is a very loose interpretation.

Here's a photo from a different angle which shows the depth created by pulling the outline die forward.




Stamps:  Sincere Salutations (SU!)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs)
Ink:  Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Lorelai Outline Leaf die (Poppy Stamps), copper metal sheet .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), butane torch, tape, sticky strips, and dimensionals







19 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Loli gorgeous colour and a lovely technique

    Anne

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  2. Beautiful die cutting and coppery effects, Loll. Sue x

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  3. How rich and elegant, Loll! Beautiful!

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  4. This is stunning, Loll! I can believe that the copper looks fantastic IRL. I love how you've left the cut image in place.

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  5. What a beauty! The copper looks really elegant and the overall look is very dimensional, I really like this, wow!

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  6. A-MAZ-ING!!! Absolutely love it Loll especially with the dimension:)
    Val x

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  7. WOW Loll. I've never heard anyone use a butane torch for card making... but... if it has results like this, I might have to try it! :-) That copper is gorgeous. I love all the white space, the cut out and the technique. Fabulous!
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful Loll. So impressed you've got a butane torch! lol

    Hugs.

    Karen x

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  9. Okay, apparently I'm the only one ROFL, Loll. I just love your attitude about your beautiful cards. You should have a TV show. "Now, today, ladies we are going to make a quick and easy card. First, remove your pearls and slip into your lovely mauve HASMAT suit, light up your butane torch, and - oh, sorry, Mary Ellen, do put on your asbestos gloves. Now ...

    I must be punchy from work or somethng. I just never thought I'd see "quick and easy" and "butane torch" used in the same card blog paragraph!

    In spite of the giggle, once again your card is absolutely breathtaking and clever and unique and yummy. Bless you and bless Pinterest!

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  10. Oh wow Loll your leaves glow. Gorgeous.

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  11. STUNNING Loll! What a great effect! hugs. D

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  12. Your card looks amazing - I love the copper! Hugs x x

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  13. Wow! This is fabulous! I love this technique. Your card is clean and perfect! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  14. Where did you get the copper sheet? Beautiful card

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  15. Beautiful...as your creations always are! That copper background is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at the Paper Players!

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  16. Oooooo, how gorgeous this is! Love it! :)

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