Saturday, October 9, 2010

Faux Copper Thanksgiving Card

Wow, what a week it's been trying to get our little grandson back on some sort of a schedule after vacation. Can't say I got much accomplished this week other than getting the Christmas cards made to send to our soldiers. The ladies made 174 cards on Tuesday night. It was an absolute stamping marathon!! And now that everything is in envelopes with a label and packed up to mail, I realized that I never took any pictures of all the different cards that we made. So sorry! One of these days I'll get everything done in the correct order - like taking pictures and then packaging up to mail! lol

Oh well, I still have something to share with you though. I'm getting ready for stamping classes next week, and have a card to share that we'll be making next week. The idea came from Marie Shaughnessy and I was thrilled with her idea. She used our Brushed Gold cardstock and altered it to be more like the lovely Copper cardstock we used to have a couple of years back. I sure miss that rich color for fall cards, so Marie's idea was a winner as far as I'm concerned! Here it is...

Stamps: Autumn Splendor and Grateful Greetings
Cardstock: Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory, and Brushed Gold
Ink: Basic Brown (retired), More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot with Finial Press Embossing Folder, Styled Vanilla HodgePodge Hardware, Designer Label Punch, AquaPainter, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Spritzer Tool, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Sponge, and Dimensionals

After dry-embossing the Brushed Gold cardstock, it was sponged with layers of Cajun Craze ink. This gives it the vintage look of pressed copper. Next time I might try using a bit of turquoise and/or green inks on it to give it more of an aged feel. Anyway, I love the look and intend to use it again!

I also sponged a bit of Cajun Craze and Early Espresso inks onto the HodgePodge Hardware piece and wiped it down afterwards. Unfortunately, the camera didn't really pick up much of the antiquing on the vanilla finish. It's funny how sometimes the camera picks up every little nuance of color, and then the next time the image looks so flat. Oh well, just another bit of proof that I'm not a professional photographer!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you like this idea and give it a try. It's really worth the effort to make this lovely cardstock! Have a great day!

1 comment:

Rhonda Langley said...

Wonderful fall card! It does look like copper-where oh where is our copper paper????