Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Heated Copper Tutorial

Hi everyone.  I have some happy news to share.  I was asked to create a tutorial for Splitcoast Stampers and it's going live today.  The tutorial is for the heated copper technique and I'm sharing it below.  Thank you for this wonderful honor, Dina!! :)

Thankfully, Jer came over and filmed and edited the video for me, adding in the voice-over - he's so good with all the technology --- I would have been completely lost. Thanks Jer!!

The tutorial is done showing how I made the card above, but I also made a second card where the heated copper is used for the background (below).  The thick copper embosses beautifully, leaving very deeply-etched grooves from the embossing folder.

Edited to Add:  I use copper sheets made by K&S Precision Metals (Soft Copper - 36 gauge - #6020).  Click here to see the retail locations that carry their copper in the U.S..

In Canada, the copper may be purchased on-line through Cherish the Thought ... click here to view the copper in their on-line store.

First card:
Stamps:  Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah)
Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Copper sheets - .005 thickness (K&S
precision Metals), mini butane torch, Big Shot, Leave die (Sizzix), woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix), Copper cording - gifted from my friend Susan - thanks Susan! :)

Second card:
Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); black (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Copper sheet - .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), mini butane torch, Big Shot, Meadow Leaf die (Poppy Stamps), Tiny Mosaic embossing folder (Cuttlebug)


  1. Beautiful cards Loll and heating the copper gives such a wonderful effect...something I need to try.


  2. A great tutorial and a beautiful card!

  3. Thanks for the great tutorial, and love both of the cards in this post!! :)

  4. Congratulations Loll - both these cards are absolutely beautiful and your tuts are brilliant. Wish I could get all the different colours on my copper that you do but it seems to go over so quickly!!! More practice!

    Karen x

  5. Congrats Loll!!! I saw the tutorial this morning!!! I was so excited to see it was you who did this tutorial. You cards are amazing as always and now I need to go find me some copper that I can try out this tutorial. Oh I guess I need me a torch too. lol Hugs, Brenda

  6. I am so proud of you Loll. What a huge Honor to host a tutorial on SCS. It turned out beautifully. How awesome to have Jer do the filming and editing :-) I just linked all my copper cards to your Heated Copper SCS gallery. I had no idea I had made so many...Because of YOU my talented and inspiring Friend!
    Hugs and TFS your many talents :-)
    P.S. Loved hearing your voice too....

  7. P.S. I LOVE both your gorgeous new Heated Copper cards :-)

  8. You are so kind and generous to do this wonderful tutorial, Lolly, and thank you to Jer for helping!! Your copper works of art are always resplendent on your cards and these two made me want to weep, they are so sensational!! Enjoy the love! You deserve it!! Hugs, Dolly

  9. How fun Loll! I just love this technique - I've tried it with my heat gun - but it must not be hot enough because it doesn't do anything ~?~ now I need to ask DH if he has a little blow torch! Both of these cards are just beautiful!

  10. I am so fond of ur copper creations, the more I see them the more I want to try them out, will have to get this copper sheet now :)

  11. Love both cards and am a big fan of all your creations! Where do you get your copper? I live in Ontario, so sometimes things are hard to scource.......

  12. Congratulations, Loll, and thank you ... I have your tutorial sitting in my inbox ... I'm going to enjoy it with a quiet drink a little later ... and then have a play! These are both stunning ... I particularly love the embossed background ... it's so bold and dramatic! Anita :)

  13. About all I can think of to say is WOW!

  14. Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Loll! I love all the texture and dimension you've created with your copper! And, thank you so much for the video and step by step tutorial. too...I can't wait to get my hands on some of this fabulous medium!

  15. You know I love it when you do your 'copper cards'. They are always so very unique and beautiful, just stunning. So thanks for doing the video tutorial, I'm so glad that SCS had you do this for us. You're famous for this technique! Off to check it out. TFS the lovely cards...that texture if fabulous and would be terrific in your Mixed Media too. Hugs.


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