I learned two things while working on this project: copper paper is hard to antique and copper paper is hard to photograph. Oh, and perseverence!
When I started this card, I had an idea to antique the copper after it was embossed. I tried several different things which didn't work, but finally hit on a solution--we'll get to that in a minute. All in all, I think it worked out!
Step by Step
To complete this project, you'll need to cut the following cardstock to size:
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Crumb Cake (card base)
4" x 5-1/4" Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper
4" x 5-1/4" Copper Foil paper
1) Use your Big Shot and Pretty Paisleys Textured Embossing Folder to emboss the Copper Foil paper. Fussy cut around the edge of the embossed foil.
2) Adhere Affectionately Yours DSP onto card base. Adhere copper foil over DSP. Use a sponge dauber with Early Espresso ink around the edge of the copper to create a slight shadow on the DSP (this was my first attempt at antiquing the copper. Fail. But I liked the shadow!). Working in small sections, use a black Sharpie (this is what finally worked!) to color in the embossed image. Quickly wipe with a soft cloth to remove most of the ink, leaving some in the embossed nooks and crannies.
3) Use a sponge roller and Crumb Cake ink to antique a Delicate White Doily. Crumple (to further the antiquiness!), then gently smooth out. Cut into small sections. Stamp sentiment onto a scrap of Crumb Cake using Early Espresso ink. Cut "v" into each end. Sponge around edges with a sponge dauber and Early Espresso ink. Adhere two doily sections onto the back side of sentiment piece, one along top edge and one along bottom edge. Adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I used the following products in this project:
Until next time...happy stampin'!