One of my family members was to celebrate their 7th Wedding Anniversary and I wanted to make them an appropriate card. I found out that the 7th Anniversary can be one of two things: The Copper Anniversary or Wool Anniversary.
For a moment it did cross and entertain my childish brain that I should do a little felting project with some wool tops, and make a couple of sheep and fix them to the front of a card, …. of course that would be …. after I’d done a watercolour bit of painting to the card and done the grass; perhaps with a stream running through the field; some hedging; oh and a TREE! Obviously it would have to have a tree! … and some birds standing in the tree; Maybe Blue Birds of Happiness!! And maybe I should add birds in the sky too, and how about a farmer coming through the gate?!!
But perhaps not. I would probably have gone over the top, [snigger] so I decided upon Copper. But a Copper what? Pot? Saucepan? Wire? Copper what? I Googled and up popped copper wire, coil, strands, mines, even copper piping for plumbers, …. and a Copper Kettle card which I loved, but felt it needed a bit of ‘cobwebbing‘ …. so I designed a card kind of like it, but a leeetle beet different. (say that in a French accent, it sounds so perfect. lol)
tsk tsk … back to the topic Cobs!
Copper, Improving society since the dawn of civilization!
I made the kettle from Copper Mirri Card and ’rounded’ it, firstly by gently manipulating it with a bone folder, and then putting different thickness’ of foam pads so that it held the curve.
Although I’d printed the ‘Seven Years’ in a coppery colour underneath the Copper Kettle, I wanted it to be almost like hot coals, so with the help of an embossing pen I added some warm coppery Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder, embossed it, and LOVED the way it turned out. I embossed the handle of the kettle with another embossing powder (which I’ve had for donkeys years, and never seems to run out) in a darker shade. Finally … I drew dots and flicks with the embossing pen, so that the ‘fire’ under the kettle threw out ‘sparks’ as it crackled with the heat.
I’d printed some ‘steam’ coming out of the spout which, if you look closely, it says Copper… 7 years… and it’s bendy and steam like.
Copper – It’s Elemental!
The card looks way nicer in real life than it does in these photos. I tried my best to get good photo’s but I failed miserably. These are the best of about 25 photo’s.
I will never get an award for photography.
Copper: The best jewellery to turn your skin GREEN!
But anyhoo …. that’s all there was to it! 😀
Copper: still essential
Happy Sunday! I trust that your weekend has been throughly lovely and that you are getting as much joy out of it as you can. I think we should all treat weekend like dirty laundry. Our aim should be to get that laundry spotless and get every last bit of dirt out. Likewise weekends. Get every last bit of joy out of it. Squeeeze it until it’s exhausted and you’re happily tired.
Have a truly blessed rest of your day. ~