Tuesday, 22 April 2008

DCM - Wool or Copper

It’s Tuesday, It’s 10am (well more like 6pm in my case) and it’s time for another mid week Little Extra from the Daring Cardmakers

In the coming weeks all the mid week dares are going to be based around the theme of traditional anniversary presents but don’t expect them to start at the 1st anniversary and run in sequence….oh no……the team are far more cunning than that!

We have decided that each mid week dare will be picked randomly and the first will be 'The 7th Anniversary'
We’d like you to make a card inspired by the Traditional or Modern gift themefor a 7th Anniversary, which is……'Wool or Copper'

My first instinct was to get the knitting needles out but I decided against that….I’ve not knitted for years. Then I had a vague recollection that I had some copper foil hidden away somewhere in my stash. I don’t think it’s seen the light of day since the Crafts By Carolyn meet up in Hitchin about three years ago so I guess it’s time I made use of some of it don’t you think?
It was at Hitchin that I gave a little demonstration to the girls on how to dry emboss on this thin metal foil using brass stencils but now it’s so much quicker with the help of my Cuttlebug and some embossing folders.

So, here’s what I came up with for the challenge.

I started off by covering an A5 card with two of the beautiful pearlized coordinating papers from the DCWV Luxury stack. Each corner was stamped with a flourish using my new set of Technique Tuesday, Whispy Gigs clear stamps..(Did I not tell you about these?) and a Brown Staz-On ink pad. I then made a smaller mat in the same papers but turned them around so that different papers would lie on top of one another.

Next the Copper Foil embellishments………I cut three squares of the foil and run them through one of my small embossing folders making sure that the pattern was centralized. Each of these was then mounted onto another piece of the patterned paper and embellished with layered flowers comprising of a selection of fabric blooms, Prima’s and some copper metal embossed flowers that have been cut with punches. They were all finally fastened together with brads, some of which I coloured with alcohol inks so they would match the colour scheme.

The card was finished off with Organza ribbons and a stamped greeting which was made using Blond Moments Sweet Celebrations unmounted stamps.


Jackie said...

The muted colour of the card and ribbon work really well with the copper. Another fab card :)

Enfys said...

I love this, the copper really gleams, and that green is the perfect colour to set it off.

Kathy said...

Oh this is lovely, the copper and the green look fab together

SharonL said...

I knew I should have kept my copper foil!! .. but I would have never have used it like you have Sue. Love this, and especially the clours. Perfect.
Take care and hope you are feeling a little brighter/better by the time you read this

Hugs, Shal. xx