Thursday, May 28, 2009

Eiffel Tower in Copper

While I had the drawer full of copper goodness out, I decided to make another card.  And while I was at it, I drug out some old techniques.  Remember this one?  I'm not even sure what it's called but it's awesome.  
This done by stamping with Staz-on ink on a clear transparency and then when it's dry, run it through the Xyron to add sticky to the back of it.  Then you drop leafing foil flakes on the sticky and rub it in until the whole thing is covered.  I think I got mine years ago from Auntie Amy's booth at a convention, but I don't see it on her site now.  If you do a google search for "leafing foil flakes" you get some places to buy, including this one.
Here's a closer look.  Isn't it just fabulous and rich looking?  Once it's covered in foil it is easily layered and makes a gorgeous card.  
These are copper brads that were in my stash being hoarded.  They make the perfect addition to this card.
And here's the inside.  Pretty simple but it matches.

I hope you enjoyed this one.  I've been playing around a lot lately with "old" techniques and making them new again.  I've also been trying to actually use some of the beautiful papers and embellishments that I've been hoarding for years.  It's very liberating actually!   So stay tuned... there's lots of "what's old is new again" coming!

Have a great day!


nise said...

I've been stamping for over 16 years (ie melting embossing powder over a hot plate) and I never saw that technique! Is this ever a cool COPPER card! Not getting any new stuff, because I need to use what I have, but I do really like what you did. Thanks for enlightening me!

Sarosa said...

I absolutely love this, Tara! I use foil flakes all the time, but didn't recall this idea! Thank you!

stampergrl said...

Awesome card and fantastic technique!! Very cool!!
Now I want to try!!