Hello, and hope your afternoon is staying cool or that you can stay inside where it _is_ cool. It's very hot in our area with high humidity.
Recently I saw a beautiful card by Loll (here), and decided I wanted to try this technique. We purchased the mini-torch & some metal sheets to try this look out. I had sent the link for the card to a friend, who suggested I try using a heat tool first. I have an old Marvy heat tool that gets much hotter than the smaller Ranger heat tool, so here's the first result (not as pretty as Loll's, but I did like it).
The copper leaf is from an Impression Obsession Leaf die, heated with a Marvy heat tool (and took FOR-ever to get to this stage). The copper glitter leaf * is from a Memory Box die, which I also tried out on the copper metal, but didn't get a great result. Don't think the thin MB die had a sharp enough cut for the metal. Plus a bit more intricate on the tiny leaves. I had to use the Tim Holtz scissors to finish the cut. The edges are sharp too, so had to be very careful. I'm going to try the mini-torch but this was done inside, and I didn't want to be torching anything unless I could be outside.
Background is from a Craftworks stencil using various colors of Dylusions sprays (can you tell I'm having fun with these?) This was done some time ago, so could be considered a snippet, I think...Rounded the corners so more of the yellow Bazzill card base would show.
The paper rose & leaf were from a bunch that had about 8 roses wired together, so I separated the bits, hit the roses - which were all yellow - with different shades of Dylusions..just to see what the look would be. You can see I got some red overspray on the leaf. Again, this was left over bits - so I'm calling this embellie a snippet too.
- Ditto for a snippet on the green punched border, done with an EK Success punch - left from another project.
The new bits were the rhinestones, the ribbon-( an ombre yellow & green which is no showing up well) & the leaf dies, and the yellow cardbase. (No wait, that came from the scrap box too, where I had used a yellow 8.5 x 11 & had half of it left! So hey, that's a snippet too!). Goodie, I can go play in the duck pond at Pixie's Playground, and maybe get a little cool. Wonder if they have anything cool to sip on....Let's be off.
Thanks for joining me, stay cool & enjoy some good craft time if it's hot where you are. Hugs
*Edit: Wasn't too clear in saying the MB leaf is from copper glitter paper. This die did not cut the copper metal sheet well. I do have a piece which I will use on another card - it was kind of 'raggedy' from having to finish the cut with scissors. I did heat it up to see how it would look, but this leaf is just the glitter paper! Sorry I didn't explain well.
*Edit 2: A very kind blogger advised me of the http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-46-autumn-colours.htmlfor Autumn Colors and suggested I submit this card. So I did! Thank you Brenda, at /http://butlersabroad.wordpress.com/ for alerting me to this blog challenge. I'll pass the info along to anyone reading this blog, that might like to check out Sparkles Autumn Colors Challenge.