Friday, July 22, 2011

Copper Vase

When I was making yesterday's "Heavy Metal" challenge card, I made an additional piece of heated copper and used the ornament punch from SU! to punch out a "vase" (just left off the very tip of the punch).  Below is a clean and simple card using the vase, which is the main focal piece of the card.  No stamping on this card, just embossing folder, punch and die-cut.  Hope you like.

"Copper Vase"
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, River Rock Designer Series Paper (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  copper sheet, butane torch, ornament punch, Sizzix "Little Leaves" die-cut, Cuttlebug "Mesh" embossing folder, sticky strips, glue dots and dimensionals
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Using a piece of copper sheeting,  I punched out the shape of the vase using the ornament punch.  With a butane torch (mini creme brulee torch), I heated the copper until it started to turn color. 
I ran a piece of Old Olive cardstock through the Big Shot with the Little Leaves die-cut.  And I ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot with the Mesh embossing folder.

I attached the leaves to the white embossed background using glue dots and attached the copper vase using sticky strips (needed for the strength).

I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, popping up the middle panel with dimensionals to add depth.

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