Monday, November 15, 2010

I Always Get My Man!!

This 6 X 5 card was fun to make. The cowgirl with gun & saying are from Oxford Impressions, Cowgirl Blues plate. The CS is from TAC, the ink is Adriondack Denim. The copper is 36 gauge copper from Homestead Metal Craft. I used the EK Sucess corner chomper on the top image. The basket weave is from my stash, as are the 2 small black brads.

I love working with this copper! I cut it to size & ran it thru the cuttlebug script folder, then using my propane kitchen range, I held the copper with plyers over & into the flame until it started turning the colors I wanted. I had hoped to get more blue in it, but it was starting to turn silver, so I stopped.

I realized the copper was going to be too large to combine with the images I wanted to use on the from page, so cut it about in half, did a few little swirly things, and then took my hammer to the edges. I used a heavy duty 2 sided tape with a red coating you peel off to adhere the copper to CS.

I hope you enjoy my efforts and will leave me a message!
Hugs, Pat
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  1. I love that copper on this card, Pat -- did you get to take all your frustrations out with the hammer? Who would think the heat would change this copper into such pretty colors? Are you "gunning" for any man in particular . . . hopefully not Elvis from that recent "siting" - lol.

  2. Hey, at my age and as slow as I am, I cannot be picky! ha ha I love Oxford Impressions stamps.

    hugs, Pat

  3. Your copper element is amazing!! This is such a cool, colorful, and creative Western-style creation :)

  4. Fab card Pat and thanks for the comments on my blog

  5. What a beautiful card Pat. The copper is a wonderful touch!