Sunday, September 21, 2008

Crazy about copper!


Wow! That's all I can say about the new Krylon Copper Leafing Pen! I had so much fun creating this card for a dear friend in church. Her birthday is Tuesday, so I'm not late with this one.

This card measures 5"x5" square. I used Colormates cardstock for all the layers on this card because I love their rich, intense hues. The base layer is 5" square and is Colormates Dark Terra Cotta. The next layer is 4.5" square and is made using Colormates Dark Chocolate Malt, the next layer is 4" square made using Colormates Deep Orange Dream. On these 3 square layers, I took my Krylon Copper Leafing Pen and "edged" all 4 sides of each of the square layers. I then background stamped maple leaves from Clear Dollar Stamps "Leaves" set using Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie and Adirondack Caramel inks. The two large maple stamped leaves were stamped onto White Paper Trey Cardstock and then cut out using the Spellbinders Nestabilities regular round die and my Cuttlebug. I made a larger round mat for the stamped image using Colormates Dark Coffee Brown cardstock and the next size up round Nestabilities die. I copper-colored the Dark Coffee Brown mat edge with the Krylon pen. I then sponged the edge of the circular stamped image using Stampin' Up's Pumpkin Pie ink. The edge was then copper-colored with the Krylon Copper pen in the same manner. I restamped the same two maple leaves on another piece of white cardstock and then cut them out. I dot doodled around the Dark Coffee Brown mat using a Signo Gold Gel Pen. The edge of the circular stamped image was dot doodled using a Brown Fine-Tip Felt Marker. The cut-out leaves were adhered to the stamped other leaves using popped up American Crafts Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps' "Pretty Little Scriptures" stamp set. This was stamped on white cardstock using Black Stazon ink. The edge of the sentiment was sponged heavily using Stampin' Up's Pumpkin Pie ink. I copper-colored the edge with the Copper Leafing Pen. I dot doodled around the edge of the sentiment using a Brown Fine-Tip Felt Marker. I made a mat for the sentiment out of the Colormates Dark Brown cardstock. Again, I copper-colored the mat using the Copper leafing pen. The sentiment was glued to the brown mat.
I anchored the pretty Michael's brown & gold metallic ribbon to the card base back using glue runner. The matted stamped leaf image was glued down to the card base along with the matted sentiment over the ribbon. To embellish, I added 2 gold small brads to the lower left corner, using my Karen Foster Click-It punch. I tied a pretty bow to the ribbon that runs vertically down the card and added a glittered gold leaf button above the sentiment. The button shank was removed before using. To finish, I dot doodled aroud the edges of the bottom and third layers using the same Brown Fine-Tip Felt Marker. The edges of the second layer was dot doodled as well, but with a Signo Gold Gel Pen. A card lining was made to size using Paper Trey White Cardstock.

This card packs a lot of glittery punch with the Copper Leafing Pen. If you haven't tried any of the Krylon Leafing Pens, treat yourself to one...you'll be delighted with the results!

6 comments:

Traci M said...

Oh, I have that krylon pen and always forget to use it! It's gorgeous here, as is this wonderful Fall card...love the rich colors you used! Thanks for sharing Linda!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!! What a gorgeous card Linda, I love it!!!! Fall is my favorite time of year because of the colors and this one really hits the mark!!!

Linda Lou

Linsey said...

This is such an Autumn delight, Linda! I love your goreous leaves and dotted detailing around the edges! Truly stunning work! Your blog is amazing-what an inspiration you are! I can't wait to see more of your work now that I have discovered your blog! TFS! hugs and smiles~

BethH said...

So pretty, Linda. Love the entire thing.. your detail always amazes me!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a georgous card! I love the rich colors and all the detail.

My Paper Adventures said...

What a gorgeous card Linda!! I'm loving your style :)