Hi everyone. And a special "hi" to my friends Nancy and Carole ... both of whom had emergency heart surgery this week. So happy that everything went well ... take care and rest up!
Today's card is for a "new to me" challenge called Fusion (Challenge #11). I used the sketch only part of the challenge (fabulous sketch by Jackie). I kept the card very CAS with lots of white space, which really highlights the beautiful spray of copper leaves. Hope you like.
Stamps: Just Believe - sentiment (SU!)
Paper: White (C.C. Designs)
Ink: Brown (ColorBox)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Copper metal sheet .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), Mini Butane torch, 1 1/4" square punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, glue dots, and dimensionals
I die-cut the copper leaves and then heated them with my butane torch until the color changed.
I punched out 12 - 1 1/4" squares from white cardstock and glued three layers together for each of the four squares and placed them on my main panel (dry fit) to figure out where I wanted the sentiment. I removed the squares, stamped the sentiment, and then adhered the squares into place, popping them up for added dimension. The main panel was then attached to the card base, again popped up for more dimension. I attached the copper leaves using three glue dots.
Here's a close-up of the leaves:
Edited: The mini butane torch I used is actually a creme brulee torch that is sold in cooking shops. Perfect size for heating the small copper die-cuts. Please make sure to have your copper on a heat-proof surface when using the torch (I used a 8"x8" brick).