Nov 29 2007

Copper Ornament

I wasn’t planning to do any copper cards today, but once I saw the Ways to Use it Challenge at SCS, which was to use metallic paper, how could I not? I only have one card today, but I’ll add it to the rest in my copper card series.


This card uses my favorite snowflake stamp in the retired set called Snowflakes by SU. It is copper embossed. My metallic paper comes into play on the round tab punched ornament topper and the strip of brushed copper metallic paper. I think these few sheets of paper in this color scheme in the Fruitcake pack byBasic Grey are just the most perfect papers to pair with copper. Not only is the color a good color, but the design in the print reminds me of the shapes and forms that appear when copper oxidizes. Believe me — I KNOW!!! I have a copper and slate tabletop fountain and I rarely clean it because I LOVE that greenish growth that appears — the colors and shapes just fascinate me — and it drives the rest of my family totally nuts because they view it as *dirty*. I, however, view it as *beautiful*. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder!!!

  • Stamps: Snowflakes (retired) by SU
  • Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy (it looks dark in photo), Brushed Metallic Copper, Fruitcake DP by Basic Grey
  • Ink: Versa Mark
  • Accessories: Copper Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Brads, Copper Leaf Pen (to coat brads that were the wrong color), 2 1/2 and 3″ Marvy Punches, Round Tab Punch, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Cuttlebug, Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Sorry I didn’t get ribbon tying photos last night. We had our Hostess Club Christmas party. We ate too much and our project was too time consuming, but a good time was had by all. I made Chicken Wings, which are super simple and super good. Everyone wanted the recipe, so I’ll share it here — it’s quick and great for get-togethers at this time of year.

Chicken Wings – frozen in bags – 5 – 8# (thawed). Marinate them for 24 hours in:

  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Oil

The ingredients want to separate, so mix it up once in a while. Drain. Bake at 350 for 1 hour (or less if done sooner) in a single layer, uncovered, on a cookie sheet withsides. Transfer to crock pot for easy serving or a pot luck dish. Everyone is guaranteed to love them!!!

Thanks much for looking!!! I have a fun challenge for tomorrow morning — hope you can check back. More of you played last weeks challenge than any other — thanks much!!! Remember, you can go back and play any of them at any time!!!

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Copper Ornament”

  1. Beth M says:

    Beautiful card and the recipe sounds great too. Thanks for sharing both!
    How’s the weather in the UP today? It’s cold here in Duluth (11 above with a wind chill advisory). Feels like January.

  2. Becky G says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  3. flossie says:

    WOW, loving these cards, this one is great.

  4. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Beautiful card! I love all your copper cards! Just stunning and exquisite!

  5. Lisa says:

    Saw your card on SCS! love how much depth is in your cards! Love your style! Can’t wait to see more!

  6. Sherrie says:

    This is so pretty Sharon, you do wonderful things with that copper color palette! Beautiful snowflake!

  7. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    Just LOVE this card!!!! Your creativity and design talent never ceases to amaze me. Love the punch you used for the top of the ornament – perfect! Gong to have to case this one somewhere along the way. Wings sound great too — may have to try it for our Bible study potluck coming up next week 🙂

  8. Silke Ledlow says:

    Oh my goodness – this is beautiful!!!! Everything looks great together….

  9. Dawn E. says:

    Stunning card! That copper is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe! I’m always out to try new things!

  10. Tracy says:

    This card is so pretty! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Another beauty Sharon!! The embossed copper looks amazing! Love, love, love it:) Thanks also for sharing your recipe, it sounds really yummy! Wings are my hubby’s favourite food!!! Will have to try it! Looking forward to a fun challenge tomorrow and hopefully some time to play:)

  12. nancy morgan says:

    You’re inspiring me to stamp and making me hungry all at the same time! I love the copper and how you used it. Very creative layout with the ornament…I really like it all, can you tell = ) !!!

  13. twinks says:

    Oh this is so beautiful! TFS!

  14. Tankergypsie says:

    I love your copper cards. We live in copper country in NM – your works is a real inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

  15. What a beutiful card. You combined the embossed pattern, patterned paper and stamped image so beautifully. The copper is a stunning addition. Gorgeous!

  16. Angel W. says:

    Gorgeous! And thanks for the recipe for wings. Sounds like something my family would love!!

  17. Stamperdoc says:

    So lovely Sharon! I will have to break out some of my copper paper and try this!

  18. Rose Ann says:

    This is so very beautiful! I love that paper with the embossing on the side…and your ornament is so pretty!!

  19. tanja fussell says:

    sharon, this card strikes me as so beautiful. i just HAD to come to your blog and comment. i love this card! the dp choice is genius and i’ve always regretted not purchasing that set. your creation brings that home!

  20. You’ve always made such beautiful cards with this snowflake, and it looks different every time! This one is exceptionally gorgeous!

  21. Lynette says:

    I love this use for the tab punch – it is perfect 🙂

  22. LouBelle says:

    I have made your recipe for the chicken wings and it was a huge hit with my family…just did not make quite enough for the 4 hungry teens! I am making them again tomorrow for New Year’s Eve. This time I am prepared and doubling the recipe! It will be a great way to celebrate with my family! Thank you for sharing that recipe! I am sure we will use it often!

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