A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Friday, 25 March 2016

Mixed Media with Copper Tree

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 for The Mixed Media Card Challenge "Trees":

My media are sprays, embossing paste, copper, ink, and embossing powder.

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.

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  1. You got amazing colors with this copper! What a beautiful setting for this gorgeous tree!

  2. WOW!! Gorgeous colours from your expert heating of the copper Susan. This tree is AWESOME! And I love it on that beautiful sprayed background. The gold stars are perfect. xx

  3. Absolutely Stunning Copper tree and washed background Susan. I love how you added the stars too. TFS my friend.

  4. a fabulous card!!! love the tree and the colors!! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC this month!


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