Thursday, 27 November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

I started by stamping the leaves on to a sheet of copper and heating it with a heat tool until the copper started to change colour.  The copper turned first deep orange, red, purple and then blue so by lingering over different parts a multi-coloured effect was obtained.  The leaves were cut out and the main patterns traced with a fine embossing tool on the front of the copper.  A larger embossing tool was used on the back to create even more dimension.

A leaf pattern was stamped in Distress Ink on to a card blank and shading added with a waterbrush.  A little more colour and shading was added with an orange pencil and a digitally cut sentiment adhered to the bottom.

 Finally the copper leaves and a cord bow were fixed on with Glossy Accents.

Whether this is a festival you celebrate or not it's always good to take time to celebrate and appreciate the good things in life, many of which are intangible and easily forgotten.

Thanks for taking a look x

Materials used:
Magic Metal: copper sheet
Ranger Archival Ink: jet black
Ranger Distress Ink: wild honey
Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils: 021
Woodware Clear Stamps: leaves and swirls, leaf quartet
Silhouette Studio: Be Thankful phrase
Ranger: glossy accents
Orange cord

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Claire, is truly beautiful. I love that copper, the design and how you added the leaves to the card is stunning!


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