I'm wondering if you all can now guess what my favourite Christmas element is??? You guessed it.. copper! I went on another wee shopping spree at Crafty Capers in Nanaimo today. I just couldn't help myself and purchased two more of the Letterpress Ink Plates ... well.. someone had to! Besides, I now own the gas cap of Victoria's new car! I'll be playing with the Ink Plates tonight and tomorrow to see what I can do with them and will post whatever I create!
**Note to self... Do not attempt to design cards after eating dinner when you're already tired. Brain blood goes to join the stomach digesting blood ... One cannot be responsible for ideas that come from such an altered state!
So... This is a card I created for the sketch challenge over at The Outlawz. Everything was going fine until I had a brain fart and thought I should sponge some copper around the edge of the oval! Of coarse I decided to do this after adding the pearls and stickles to the wreath which meant.. post it anyway! With the shading, the eye is draw to the wreath and if you LOOK at the card you will see that the wreath is even crooked haha! Here is a closeup of the embossed wreath..
I also learned last night that if you emboss with clear powder over Brilliance Cosmic Copper ink.. it washes out the colour of the ink. This is why I went to work adding stickles and pearls.
So, there you have it! Here's the recipe for the monstrousity!
Paper: White heavy cardstock from Staples. Copper is unknown.
Ink: Brilliance Cosmic Copper Pigment Ink
Ribbon: Sheer Copper - WalMart
White brads.. the holey kind lol
M.Stewart Scor Board
Thanks for looking and I'll see you over at The Outlawz!!
Hint: If you are looking for the holey brads (can't think of the proper name right now) and you like the metal finish... head into the hardware store! Mega cheap!