Friday, May 31, 2024

Metallic Birthday

Hi everyone.  Today's card is a CASE of a card I made way back in 2014.  This is one of my favourite cards I've made in the many years I have been crafting, and it popped into my head recently.  I dug through my dies and found that I still had some leaves cut from leftover copper with alcohol inks pounced on top.  Awesome!  This means I'm getting to use up come long neglected die-cuts ... as well as some old patterned paper.  :)

Close-up ...

Sending this card to Seize the Birthday #284 - which was my inspiration!  Thanks Ashwini!

Also sending to IDEAS - "Anything Goes" week, self challenge by Dolly.  I've used some long neglected papers and copper! :)

This card is very close to the original card I made ... a little more CAS. :)  Always good to have masculine cards on hand. 

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Jessie and Violeta's walk in the park
 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Simply Sentiments (Lawn Fawn
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); River Rock (SU!); Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink:   Alcohol inks:  Red, Green, Yellow; Distress Oxides (Ground Espresso, Walnut Stain) Tim Holtz
Accessories:  Copper sheets, Leaf dies, branch die 

25 comments:

Bobby said...

Those beautiful copper leaves take my breath away, Loll. I'm so glad you pulled them out and made them into this fabulous card.

Sue N said...

What a lovely card, Loll! The alcohol ink enhanced copper leaves are really beautiful! A wonderful card for anyone! Sue N

Ina G said...

CASimply gorgeous Loll. Soo coppery.

Darnell said...

Beautiful dogs, beautiful park, and gorgeous CASE of yourself, Lolly! I love the design and those leaves cut in copper are magnificent! And guess what? I have a piece of that same pp! So now this can go in my "CASE EZAKLY" folder! Thank you for playing with me!📌 Hugs, Dolly

Lisa Elton said...

Terrific use of the bits and bobs and a wonderful CASE of yourself, Loll! Cute pics of the pups too!

Bonnie said...

Ooh, I like this even better than the last one, Lolly! Beautiful leaves and perfect paper to rest them on! The girls look like they're getting along beautifully!

Jeanne H said...

This card is SO beautiful. I don't recall your first one, but bet it was wonderful too. I sure love your posts showing the dogs. Thanks.

Pat said...

I just adore these bright copper alcohol inked leaves Loll, and the pp makes a perfect background..great to CASE a card of your own which you remember and loved. The girls look very happy together on their walk in the park. x

Marcia Hill said...

Those leaves are absolutely GORGEOUS Loll, and the whole card is awesome! I can see why it's a favorite!! And of course the pups are just as cute as can be!! Hugs. :0)

Leslie Miller said...

Wowie, this dropped my jaw, Loll! It's gorgeous! Those leaves are incredible. I hope you still have the dies, too. Beautiful! I'm so happy to see Jessie and Violeta together enjoying the park. I know it makes you happy, too. Your move was such a good thing!

TK said...

You and your mixed media (in this case the metallic & AIs) always amaze me -- so beautiful!

Julie B said...

Love the DP behind those gorgeous autumnal leaves Loll, super CASE! :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely stunning!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous leaves and card, The paper is perfect as a landing sport for your leaves sprig.

HilaryJane said...

I can see why you are pleased with this one. Simply stunning. I am really glad you found and used those left over leaves. I am glad the dogs enjoy their time together xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Really lovely effect and card, another old tip - hold an opened can on a gas stove flame, wonderful results with that too. Love the dogs
Faith x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I remember some of your copper cards from the past. This is stunning and you're right it's always good to have a masculine card on hand.

Donna said...

I remember this card from way back, and I ordered that copper after I saw it!! Now I’m going to make more leaves. Have LOTS of that copper to use up!Ha! Any other ideas for using that copper?

Loll said...

Hi Donna. I received your email, but you came in as no-reply-blogger so I couldn't reply directly. I used the copper mostly to cut leaves for cards, but I did use it as backgrounds too. You can heat it with a torch, or pounce with a bit alcohol inks (leave lots of the copper showing) ... or you can use it plain. It dry embosses beautifully. Loll :)

Susan said...

Beautiful leaves, lovely patterned paper. I am inspired to get out the copper I still have! Good idea to use up some of the older stuff. Great photos of Jessie and Violeta.

Nstiz said...

I've always been fond of your copper leaves, Loll. The card turned out beautifully along with that background. Haven't seen the in a while so this was a treat! JUst gorgeous!

Colleen said...

Loll, this card is stunning, and those leaves are jaw dropping gorgeous! thank you so much for playing with us at Seize the Birthday, we can always count on you for beautiful work!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness are these leaves gorgeous! I love that you CASEd yourself from so long ago. This is a wonderful masculine card and your pups are so cute too! Thanks for sharing them with us and thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful detail with those leaves! Thanks for joining in at STB

Robyn Oliver said...

OH yes Loll, those 'metallic' leaves look amazing.. I love your card and the lovely pics of the pups... hope your settling in is going well. hugs Robyn