Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Copper Christmas

When I first started stamping, I was always amazed at how dirty looking embossing powder could be transformed into what looked like molten metal in a matter of seconds with a heat gun. It's not something I often do now...but when I saw that the theme of this week's Less is More challenge is 'Metallic', I knew I had to dust off my powders! I decided to use a couple of Hero Arts stamps ('Swirl Tree with Stars' and 'Snowflakes'), stamped them using Versamark, and then embossed them using 'Copper Kettle' powder. I matted them using copper mirror card (something else I used to use a lot when I first started cardmaking), and added a few copper coloured pearls (from Wild Orchid Crafts) in one corner. This would make a good 'production line' card...very quick and easy, but still elegant...would work well in other colour ways too.


Challenges for this card:
I have candy on offer at the moment...if you haven't already entered, you can find it on this post.

32 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Oh wow hun, this is gorrrrrrgeous! Fabulous embossing (and so clean - mine always has freckles). Very classy. Hugs Sxx

Chrissie said...

Lovely card Helen, great clean embossing too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Meadie said...

Beautiful card, I really love the simple,yet elegant design x x

Toulouse31 said...

Great embossing, simply lovely :-)

Kerryn said...

Hello Helen. I am a new follower after stumbling across your blog.
I really love this card!! You are so right about embossing and I need to get my powders and heat gun out!
It is so pretty and so elegant.

Sandra said...

Wow this is lovely l love the clean crisp image and style of card:) Sandra H

Debbie said...

Hi Helen, Your Christmas card is gorgeous. I love the embossed tree and snowflakes. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week, goo dluck. Debbiexx

sandra said...

I agree!
It looks amazing!
Simple but elegant!
Love it!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Hazel said...

Such an elegant and classy card - love the copper on white (makes a change to gold or silver) - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 36 - hope to see you again soon. x

Nana Donna said...

Oh I love this card. It is simply elegant.

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Beryl K said...

Stunning, elegant and classy. Love it
Beryl x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous embossing, gorgeous card. Love it! Sylvia x

Lynne said...

Simple but so very elegant.
Lynne xxx

Sasha said...

Super CAS Christmas card! Your embossing looks so clean and fabulous:)

Claire said...

Another gorgeous card Helen. Love the image. Hugs, Claire x

Mandi said...

Embossing is such a satisfying medium isn't it
Fabulous card Helen, beautifully done

Thank you
Mandi
"Less is More"

lin_ka1 said...

beautiful card, very, very moody.

Carol said...

This is beautiful Helen, love the copper embossing. Carol x

Fiona said...

Fabulous card - just love it !!!!!!

xxx

Louise said...

Just thought I'd let you know that the cardboard 'tube' I used for my recycled card for the abc christmas challenge was from one of those rolls of wrapping paper where they don't put an actual tube inside just a thick piece of rolled up card. I think it would be impossible to iron out an actual tube flat to use the card.

Pauline C said...

Wowzie helen - love this - very stylish and the copper colour is a fab twist on a familiar theme!
pauline x

lilybygilly said...

Simple, yet gorgeous - love it! Hugs Gill x

Dawn said...

Spectacular card! So elegant embossed in copper. Hugs

Suze Bain said...

These are beautiful stamps Helen. Great embossing & layout. xx

Jane said...

Beautiful embossing, very elegant card.

Aileen said...

Your embossing is fab. Love the design and stamps. x

Kozmik said...

Great card - Thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstamping this week xxkozmikxx

Jenni's Jems said...

This so great and so is the embossing! x

Viv said...

Super card I love it :O) Viv xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! Gorgeous, classy and elegant. Your embossing is brilliant.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful! Love the clean and simple design and the embossing is fantastic!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Tinemor said...

Ooh.. so gorgeous card! Clean and simple, but soooo cute!!

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you in this week Sketch Challenge!

Hugs Tine