Cool Copper

April 21st, 2007

This week the Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast is Heavy Metal – using metal on cards.  I can never pass up a chance to run copper sheeting through my Cuttlebug, so this week I combined that challenge with the Ways to Use it Challenge (make a bday card using animals in 45 minutes or less).

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The main image is another one of my new Whipper Snapper stamps – Spunky Pup.  He was smaller than I expected, but he’s the perfect size for this layout from some cards I saw on Michelle Wooderson’s blog that I just loved!  You can get full recipe info for this card here.

 Curt helped me find copper sheeting awhile back after my friend Val said her husband brought her some  home from work.  Mine came from McMaster-Carr – just put in the part number in the search box – 8944K24.  The sheets are 6″ x 12″ (thickness is .0028″) so you can get 3 full card fronts from a sheet or even more if you are doing partial fronts like on this card.  They come in packs of 25 for $28.34.  With shipping mine worked out to about $1.40 a sheet (so about .30 – .50 per card).  They emboss really nicely with the A2 folders.  I attach them to my cards with my Scotch ATG gun.

Here’s another one I did a couple of month’s ago.  It was Curt’s Valentine and I rubbed the copper with Stazon ink.  The base of the card is copper cardstock.  Full recipe here.

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I have 2 more copper cards in my SCS gallery:

Bella Birthday  – for the life of me I can’t seem to find this one in my picture files to post here.  I really need to get those more organized.

and

Copper Martini – this one is in a Dirty Dozen Fan Club Gallery, so you’ll only be able to view it if you’re a member.  If you frequent SCS I highly recommend you join the Fan Club to support the site.

The copper is so much fun to work with.  I want to try it with a bunch more folders!  If you decide to try it. let me know.  I’d love to see what you come up with!

12 Responses to “Cool Copper”

  1. Linda Riesgraf (aka: Doodledop) Says:

    I love your blog…it’s in my fav’s. Keep up the nice work!

  2. brenda trent Says:

    These are SO cool looking. I love the effect with red STAZ ON.

  3. Shelley ~ photocropper Says:

    WAY COOL cards Jami! I love them both! I have yet to get any metal to put in my cuttlebug but I might just have to go find some now!!

  4. leslierich Says:

    All your copper cards are completely awesome, Jami! That pup is so darling! Love the layout you used. The copper circle tag and brads make all the difference, too, in pulling everything together. This is really cool!

  5. Otter Says:

    so cool Jami!!!

  6. Stephanie Says:

    Oh my gosh…I LOVE both of these cards. Copper sheeting, eh? I can see a trip uptown tomorrow!

  7. Amanda Says:

    WOW I never would have tried it. Awesome cards!! Great job!! 🙂

  8. Rose Ann Says:

    I love your copper cards! Both are exquisite!

  9. diane mcvey Says:

    WOW! That is just awesome! I have some copper in my drawer, I MUST try that with my CB! Now why didn’t I think of that??? LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards! 🙂

  10. Diane Says:

    I love your copper cards! Thanks for the info on where to find the copper, I just ordered some for myself!

  11. Julia Stainton Says:

    OH I just love doing this Jami…what a great technique for this challenge! Gorgeous cards! hope your weekend was a great success!

  12. TexasGrammy Says:

    Jami, Jami, Jami!
    These copper creations are Copperlicious!!
    I love this technique, and your style is divine!

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