Touches of Copper

Touches of Copper

Hey stampin' friends!  Today's card is one of those where I started with one idea and somehow ended up in a completely different place.  It happens to me sometimes.  Does that ever happen to you?  Since I really like the end result, I'm calling it a happy accident!

There are a lot of things I like about this card....first and foremost, the combination of green and copper.  Green is my very favorite color to begin with...and the copper sets so well with it, don't you think?  I also LOVE the way the background turned out!  And that sprig punch is definitely a must have.

I started this card by cutting the circle with the Big Shot and one of the Stitched Shapes framelits from a piece of the Joyous Noel specialty designer series papers, then embossing the sentiment from the Falling For Leaves stamp set using VersaMark ink and copper embossing powder.  I punched the sprig three times from copper foil and cut each piece in two, then arranged and attached them to the back of the circle, as well as a piece of Shaded Spruce ribbon from the metallic ribbon combo pack.

To create the background, I spritzed a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock with water, then ran it through the Big Shot in the Corrugated embossing folder.  After it was completely dry, I lightly sponged VersaMark ink over the corrugated piece, added copper embossing powder and heat embossed it.

To put it all together, the circle was attached to the corrugated, embossed piece with stampin' dimensionals.  The next layer is a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock and it's all attached to a Mint Macaron card base.  Finally, I gave the whole card a spritz of Copper shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be back with a quick and easy project to share on Sunday!

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