Thursday, 21 July 2011

Copper Christmas!

Hello there Chicks!

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
Spellbinder:  Oval
CuttleBug: Snowflake
Pearls:  Dollarama
Stickles:  Copper
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!


Brenda said...

Very pretty. I love the copper and I love the copper inked edges as well. I also love the design with the ribbon! Gorgeous!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hypercritical there Sherre I love it and thanks for sharing would never have thought of using the copper in this way! lovely Christmas card well done you..Shaz in Oz.x

Merry said...

Sheree...I think this card is lovely. Really love how you attached the ribbon.

Myrna said...

Oh so pretty.
Thank goodness I can't wrap my head around Christmas cards yet or I would have to pay Victoria a "visit". lol
Love your copper on cards.

Colleen Holmes said...

Sheree this is really pretty and you are way to hard on yourself! Love the copper and the way you did the ribbon is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

It looks great!
I think you're your own worst critic!

Victoria said...

LOVE the card Sheree! Thanks for paying for the gas cap on the new car. Now who would like to pay for the leather seats or the steering wheel???? LOL

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Very pretty. I think I'll try some of that copper on a Christmas card very soon. thanks for the inspiration.

Trina said...

I still think it looks good - no matter what you say!! :D

Dee said...

Hi Sheree, Your copper christmas card is lovely, I have nearly finished one very similar and it will be my first christmas card this year. I too have chose colours a little unconventional to the usual reds and darker greens. It makes a change doesn't it. I am a crafty friend of Eileen G and she suggested we look at your blog and I'm not disappointed.
Dee xxx