June's theme for the SCS Christmas card challenge is trees. And today's Ways to Use It challenge is "Make It Masculine" - I've already posted my Father's Day card so thought I'd do a masculine Christmas card and trees are always a good masculine theme.
When I was at Loll Thompson's house recently, she generously shared her wonderful copper technique and supplies with us. One of the pieces I made was the heated copper tree that I've used on this card.
The copper was die cut with a Sissix die (the heavier duty dies are best with the copper) and then it was heated to get the colour variation you see. I die cut two more trees out of scrap cs and glued the three together to raise it off the background a bit more.
The background is a piece of mixed media cs sprayed with various blue and green spray. When dry, I used a star stencil and gold embossing paste on the blue part. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and added the tree. The whole panel is popped up off the card base with a piece of fun foam.
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 GMT Views: 1567
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Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 9:36 AM
Years ago I learned how to do this heated copper technique and purchased a roll of copper; sadly, I never got around to getting the little torch to use with it! Thanks for a reminder - I still have the copper, maybe I will add that torch to my wish list. Your card looks fantastic with that copper tree, and very masculine!
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Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 11:35 AM
Wow, Susan - that tree is amazing. Even as a thumb it really stood out in the gallery, and seeing it up close it is even more wonderful.
I think we do have a gallery for Loll's technique - if we do, I'll pop your card into it to inspire more people!