Thursday, February 06, 2014

Copper Ornament



Hi everyone.  A second card for today - same layout and design as the first, just changing up the ornament to copper and a different shape.  Still having difficulty photographing this card and think it must have something to do with the aperture.  The ornament moves freely within the cut-out and so it's hard to get it to stay still :)  This is the best shot I could get ... and it looks like the ornament is sideways ... but it's not in real life.  Isn't photography fun??!! :)

Again, this card is for the current challenge at Festive Friday (FFC24).  Here's the photo inspiration ...




This time I used my heated copper (the colors are beautiful in real life ... copper, pink, orange) and the soft copper really takes well to being embossed.  I didn't have copper jump rings, so I used some copper wire and made my own jump ring with wire cutters and needle-nose pliers - pretty proud of myself :)

Again, I love how the ornament moves inside the cut-out.

The sketch this week from CAS(E) this sketch! (#63) is so fun and I know I'll be using it a lot!




And I'm also entering this into the current Addicted to Stamps and More - #81 - Anything Goes.







Stamps:  Traditional Christmas Sentiments - digital (Pink Petticoat)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ornament punch (SU!), Musical Flourish embossing folder (Cuttlebug), copper metal sheet .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), mini torch, copper wire, wire cutters, needle-nose pliers





29 comments:

Bonnie said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous too! Love how the copper has so many colors!

cm said...

Oh, how pretty your ornament is! LOVE the copper, and from where I'm sitting, it's positioned perfectly! Thank you for commenting on my blog; I 'think' I've got the link fixed (blogger has been soooo frustrating lately!).
c

Susan said...

Loll, this is just as gorgeous as the one with the snowflake!

Lee-Anne said...

Copper is one of my faves and this is just beautiful, Loll! Aren't you the handy one, making your own jump ring...impressive!

MaryH said...

It's always so awesome when you share one of your copper pieces. This one, no different from all the others you've posted - is simply stunning. The sheer simplicity of the white card with that elegant ornament just takes the breath away. You should be very proud of your jump ring AND the entire card! I will be so happy to ever do one even close to this beauty! TFS & Hugs

Karen B said...

Another gorgeous card Loll. This design just works so well..........love it!

Karen x

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning card Loll, love that copper bauble!
Val x

Stamps and Paper said...

Hello Loll....Just love your copper bauble it looks fabulous against the white card....just had a quick look at your amazing earlier posts lots of inspiring cards...

Anne

Sue said...

Beautiful, Loll. The embossed copper looks fabulous and a great card for both challenges. x

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful design Loll! loving your wonderful copper projects! this is SO pretty!

Deepti said...

This is so very pretty, love ur gorgeous copper creations :)

Benzi said...

Beautiful copper ornament, Loll. I LOVE copper. You are really handy with those pliers and wire cutters. :-)

Di said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the jump ring idea! That makes the card look so sleek. I will definitely use that idea. Love the copper, too!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this one is so pretty, too! Love the copper!

Anita in France said...

This is gorgeous too, Loll ... the copper gives such a warm look! Anita :)

KayM said...

I think your photo is fabulous and I think your card is even more fabulous! That copper ornament is just beautiful! Such a classy card! So happy you joined us at Festive Friday!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful (again!). This layout is so versatile, it could be adapted and used for so many different occasions - that's the sign of good design, in my opinion! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Pat said...

This is lovely and so elegant - straightforward but stunning. I have been looking back at your stencil work and there are lots of great ideas and beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing them with us. x

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, this is just as stunning as the snowflake version!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your photos were fine, Lolly. I think they clearly show how your fabulous cards work - which is like magic coz that's what you do, you work your magic with your creations and then I look at them and fall off my chair! One of these days, you're really going to hurt me!

I hope you're enjoying the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll. Love your embossed copper ornament, very elegant. Fab card! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

Deborah Frings said...

Simply stunning! I love the embossed copper - so very elegant! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Sue Rose said...

I loved the embossed copper. This CAS card is beautiful! Just love it!

Karen D said...

The embossed copper is such a fabulous colour and is so striking on your card. Another beauty Loll.

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my... excuse me while I pick my chin up off my desk Loll. Pure gorgeousness! You do the most amazing things with copper. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM.

Anonymous said...

Another beauty Loll and I love how the ornament is sitting just perfect. That copper color is so luscious .

Marie

Barb Ghig said...

I think your photo turned out great, Loll! I love, love, love your copper ornament...Gorgeous card!

Rebecca Luminarias said...

Both cards you've made for the FF challenge are so pretty, Loll! I love how you've made the dangling ornament the focal point by keeping the rest of the card clean and simple. Thanks for playing along with FF this week!

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll

This is stunning, love the snowflake from yesterday too but prefer this one, the colour is amazing. Love it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/