Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Copper Leaves


Hi everyone.  Have you ever started out making a card with a plan in your head ... only for it to morph into something completely different??!!  Of course, we all have ... but the problem is that I was CASE'ing this beautiful card by Susie.  Susie has had the double pleasure of being picked this week at Splitcoaststampers as Queen for the Day AND Featured Stamper - wow!!  Congrats to you Susie!

I'm hoping that you can still see that this card is inspired by Susie.  I have the leaves and the CAS design ... just went with more white space .... OK, all white space :)  I do love the little banner sentiment ... I don't know why I don't have banners on my cards more often.

This also will be entered into the Less is More #139 Sketch challenge and CAS-ology #64 - cue word:  Harvest.  And, because I used a snippet on this card, I'm entering it into Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground #92.

Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Friends Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Large Leaves #2 dies (Cheery Lynn), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!), Copper metal sheet .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), mini torch, sticky strips and dimensionals



I heated the copper with the mini brule torch until it changed color and then die-cut the two leaves.  Sometimes I have to use my scissors to get the die-cut to release from the sheet ... it worked pretty well with this die.


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On another note, I managed to get a batch of Red Pepper Jelly made this afternoon ... just starting my jelly and relish making and have lots to do as I give them out to family and friends at Christmas.  Today I decided to throw caution to the wind and not wear gloves when handling the jalapeno peppers ... big mistake.  My hands are burning so much right now, it's hard to type - yikes!!!  I'll never make that mistake again!

Edited to Add:  ... was telling my hubby how much my hands were burning and he suggested coating them in baking soda ... it worked!!! :)

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Also, today marks an anniversary for our family that is one worth recognizing, even though it was a very traumatic event.  One year ago today, my dear, sweet hubby had a heart attack.  He survived ... and we are celebrating tonight.  We are so thankful ... so blessed.




40 comments:

  1. Wonderful card Loll, and that is grand that you are celebrating LIFE, and so glad he survived and is with you still, and also glad you got some relief with that baking soda!!!
    Take care , see you when I get home, I leave for hospital in the am.
    Will miss my computer I think!!!
    hugs
    Donna

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  2. Now you know I am just really loving this one. Those leaves are so fabulous, and perfect against that white woodgrain. This is one beautiful & simply done, but oh-so-effective work of art! TFS

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  3. Meant to also say, How Thankful I am that you have reason to celebrate. I'm glad for you both. Hugs

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  4. This is soooo very pretty :) you are always an inspiration for me

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  5. Happy rebirthday to your sweet DH, Lolly! That is the happiest celebration the family has ever had, I'm sure!! (And he knows how to rescue burning hands!!)

    You know I always gasp aloud when you post one of your blow torch copper leaves! This is another card that should be featured on the cover of every card-making magazine and website worldwide! I'm totally calling win on the challenges!!

    You are a magician!! Hugs, Dolly

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  6. How wonderful that you are able to celebrate tonight! I wish your husband many more years of good health! And...thank heaven he knew to use baking soda for the burn, too! I'm so glad that worked out for you!

    Your card is absolutely, positively stunning, Loll! I'm so impressed with all the gorgeous texture and dimension you achieved with the copper ~ Your leaves are GORGEOUS! I love that you added it to your banner, too...such a beautiful autumn card!!! And, just for the record...I agree a thousand percent with Darnell!!!

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  7. All I can do is echo the sentiments of everyone else! I LOVE your copper leaves. I will really have to try them one of these days. Just stunning! I can't believe a whole year has passed since Gord was so ill. Celebration is right!! Hugs to both of you!!! xx

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  8. Oh Loll - another awesome copper creation! You are a true artist. Celebrate each day you have your with you husband - am so glad for you. I, too, am celebrating a recovery milestone with mine . . . smiling. Oh, and apple cider vinegar works wonders for burns - and thanks for the tip on baking soda.

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  9. Gorgeous card Loll, love every detail. I will have to try the copper leaves, I have had some stashed in the cupboard for years and not really known what to do with it.

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  10. What a wonderful creation! I love the metallic sheen you created with the blowtorch!

    My husband survived a heart attack as well...18 months now for him. Congratulations to your husband too!

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  11. How gorgeous is this Loll-totally gorgeous:)
    I am a bit of a banner freak-seem to appear on almost all of my cards LOL!I love how you have added the little bit of copper onto the tail of the banner-finishes it off perfectly ;)
    These gorgeous leaves would make fabulous brooches Loll.
    No wonder you are all celebrating tonight-life is very precious-cheers xx
    Nessa xx

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  12. Been there, done that with the card morphing thing! This one is gorgeous, and you can still see Susie's inspiration.
    Congrats to you and DH - that's a milestone worth celebrating, and here's to many more of them!

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  13. Fabulous leaves Loll, love the complimentary embossed circle. Great news that you can celebrate the recovery of your husband from his heart attack, one year on:)
    Val x

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  14. Loll, so glad you are celebrating one year of wonderful life, been there with my hub and we still celebrate! Love the copper leaves and red pepper jelly is the best!

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  15. What a lovely CAS design on this Loll! love those copper leaves and the embossed circle. How wonderful to celebrate a year of continued good health for your DH - makes you realize how precious each day is!

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  16. Those copper leaves are just gorgeous Loll. So beautifully coloured and textured. Love the embossed background square too.
    I am pleased your hands stopped burning with a good old fashioned cure. Bless your husband for good advice, and for you both being able to celebrate a bright outcome from what must have been a very frightening experience for you both. Happy creating.

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  17. This is a beautiful card. Love the leaves. So happy for you and your husband. I hope you are both taking good care of yourselves. This is a special anniversary, congratulations.

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  18. Wow, Loll ... or rather WOW! This is completely stunning ... the copper leaves are simply awesome! Congratulations to you and DH on such a joyful anniversary! Glad the cure worked for your hands ... we need them! Anita :)

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  19. Stunning card Loll and just love those fabulous leave

    Anne

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  20. Simply stunning Loll... just love all that white space!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  21. Such a nice Fall inspired card! Love your design and the texture on the circle is fabulous!

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  22. Absolutely beautiful Loll! LOVE the copper and the way you finished the fish tail with it - a perfect card indeed!

    Hugs and thanks for joining in the Playground! Di xx

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  23. I love the simplicity and elegance of this autumnal card. Beautiful.
    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  24. This is gorgeous! Love those leaves! :-)

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  25. Loll, this is brilliant creativity! I love your leaves, they are amazing and perfect with the woodgrain. Such fab texture going on here yet still CAS x

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  26. These copper leaves are so pretty! That was the card I was CASEing and I didn't get very close to Susie's beautiful design. The copper really shines with all the white space and especially the embossed circle! One of my favorites of your cards, Loll!

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  27. Truly a day to celebrate! Congrats on surviving such a traumatic event.
    This is so beautiful. Never tried this technique with copper,, and after seeing your results, must give it a try. Once again, the leaves steal the show!

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  28. wysmakowana, elegancka, ślicznie wykonana. Jestem zachwycona Twoją interpretacją tematu.

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  29. Another stunning card, Loll! The copper leaves are just absolutely amazing. Perfect CAS card for the CASology challenge this week...thanks for joining us again! (And so glad to hear you are celebrating your husband's health...best wishes to him for many more years of healthy fun to come!)

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  30. It is strange how we can have one idea in mind, and then the card morphs on its own, as tho we have had no say on how it should be! This is gorgeous, Loll, simple elegance. Tons of texture, and yet so little space used. Beautiful. I have looked back quite a bit on your blog and thoroughly enjoyed myself today. Thanks for the inspiration. Your recipes look yummy! I wanted to say how thoughtful your "candy" is each month because it is lovingly made with your own hands. I have become your newest follower, not for the candy, but because I am smitten by your style, after pinning several of your cards. Though my cards are not nearly as exquisite as yours, I invite you to take a little peek. Thanks again for the enjoyable morning, hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

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  31. So beautiful and gorgeous, love the pairing of the leaves and woodgrain. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

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  32. Gorgeous! Love the copper leaves and the circle of woodgrain! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  33. another stunner! the copper leaves and woodgrain circle...perfection!

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  34. Did you see, Loll, you got an Honourable Mention at Casology with this simply stunning delight ... congratulations! Anita :)

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  35. Beautiful card! So glad your hubby is doing good.

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  36. I'm delighted to see that I called this one correctly, Lolly! Congratulations on the wonderful and soooo well-deserved showcase win from LIM for this incredible creation!! Hugs, Dolly

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  37. ... and I don't think I knew when I wrote my earlier comment today, so I want to add another congratulations for the HM at CASology!! You can't beat a two-for-two challenge result, can you?!! Hugs, Dolly

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  38. Gorgeous - love this leave! Congrats on your LIM win!

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  39. Congrats on your LIM Loll-This was a fabulous card ;)
    Nessa xx

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