Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Father's Day

Tonight I made a Father’s Day card for my husband of over 33 years. When we were in Branson in April, we went to a stamping store (Unique Impressions, where I won $50 worth of Northwoods stamps!) He “made” me get some copper sheets and a mini torch. I figured nothing better to use it on than a card for him.

I cut a piece of the copper 2 inches by 5 ¼ inches. I embossed it with my Cuttlebug Script embossing folder. Then I used the “torch” (which is pretty much like a lighter, except hotter, I believe) to discolor the copper. I mounted it on some slightly textured black cardstock which I had cut to 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches. I added a couple copper brads in the corners and adhered it to the ivory cardstock. I cut the smaller piece of copper and embossed it with a Fiskars texture plate and discolored that with the torch, too. I stamped “Happy Father’s Day” on vellum and embossed it with detail black embossing powder and attached it to the copper with two more copper brads. I mounted the sentiment piece to the card with Pop Dots. That’s about it – pretty easy card.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Lynette - that is a great FD card - Jim will love it I'm sure! I like the copper foil with the CB embossing on it.

Carolyn King said...

ohhh...I love how that copper sheet turned out! FABULOUS card!

Annie said...

Your use of copper in the Fathers Day card is very unique.
I'm sure he will love it!