Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stamping on Copper technique

For today's card I have stamped onto copper sheeting. Staz on is brilliant for stamping onto the copper sheeting as the surface of the copper is rather slippery and the staz on dries pretty quickly.

Technique: You can buy copper metal sheeting from most stamp shops. It also comes in gold, silver and sometimes you can find blue/green etc. When stamping onto the metal you need to use something like Staz on ink pad that was designed especially for stamping onto surfaces like metal/ceramics etc. If you make a mistake and don't like your image you can wipe it off and start again - you may need to use a bit of stamp cleaner when you wipe it off. Be careful when cutting out shape from the metal as the edges can be sharp. You will find the Staz on dries in about 5 minutes but you can also heat set it if you want to.

Materials: Cream cardstock, black cardstock , copper cardstock, copper magic ribbon, copper sheet, copper wire, small beads, rhinestones, skeleton leaves, selection of stamps, hero arts writing stamp, Staz on ink pad, black brilliance ink pad, copper encore ink pad

Method: Fold cream cardstock to create base card. Run strip of copper magic ribbon down right hand edge. Take copper encore ink pad and stamp Hero arts words repeatedly and then tear edge and secure to cardfront as shown. Take a butterfly shape out of the copper metal sheet and then use Staz on Black ink pad to stamp several images and allow to dry. Attach to black and then copper cardstock and then to cardfront as shown. Attach rhinestones. Stamp butterfly kisses words onto cream cardstock with Black Brilliance ink pad and wrap copper wire around with small beads on and attach to copper and then black cardstock and then secure skeleton leaves to cardfront and attach stamped word.

Have fun and enjoy stamping on metal - it adds lots of texture to your card and is something a bit different from stamping on paper.

1 comment:

  1. Love the look of the metal. Hopefully with the holidays up ahead, can try some of the wonderful ideas you have given us. Thanks Amanda